The first ladies : a novel
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[New York, New York] : Penguin Audio, [2023].
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Unabridged.
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12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Coos Bay Public Library - Adult/General New - AudioBENEDICT, MARIE First LadiesAvailable

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Published
[New York, New York] : Penguin Audio, [2023].
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Book on CD
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Unabridged.
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English
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9780593684252

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Read by Tavia Gilbert and Robin Miles.
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The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager to make her acquaintance. Initially drawn together because of their shared belief in women's rights and the power of education, Mary and Eleanor become fast friends confiding their secrets, hopes and dreams, and holding each other's hands through tragedy and triumph. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president, the two women begin to collaborate more closely, particularly as Eleanor moves toward her own agenda separate from FDR, a consequence of the devastating discovery of her husband's secret love affair. Eleanor becomes a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights. And when she receives threats because of her strong ties to Mary, it only fuels the women's desire to fight together for justice and equality. This is the story of two different, yet equally formidable, passionate, and committed women, and the way in which their singular friendship helped form the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Benedict, M., Murray, V. C., Gilbert, T., & Miles, R. (2023). The first ladies: a novel (Unabridged.). Penguin Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marie Benedict et al.. 2023. The First Ladies: A Novel. Penguin Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marie Benedict et al.. The First Ladies: A Novel Penguin Audio, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Benedict, Marie, Victoria Christopher Murray, Tavia Gilbert, and Robin Miles. The First Ladies: A Novel Unabridged., Penguin Audio, 2023.

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