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Becoming Madam Secretary

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"Raised on tales of her revolutionary ancestors, Frances Perkins arrives in New York City at the turn of the century, armed with her trusty parasol and an unyielding determination to make a difference. When she's not working with children in the crowded tenements in Hell's Kitchen, Frances throws herself into the social scene in Greenwich Village, befriending an eclectic group of politicians, artists, and activists, including the millionaire socialite Mary Harriman Rumsey, the flirtatious budding author Sinclair Lewis, and the brilliant but troubled reformer Paul Wilson, with whom she falls deeply in love. But when Frances meets a young lawyer named Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a tea dance, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. She thinks he's a rich, arrogant dilettante who gets by on a handsome face and a famous name. He thinks she's a priggish bluestocking and insufferable do-gooder. Neither knows it yet, but over the next twenty years, they will form a historic partnership that will carry them bothto the White House. Frances is destined to rise in a political world dominated by men, facing down the Great Depression as FDR's most trusted lieutenant-even as she struggles to balance the demands of a public career with marriage and motherhood. And whenvicious political attacks mount and personal tragedies threaten to derail her ambitions, she must decide what she's willing to do-and what she's willing to sacrifice-to save a nation"--

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31000151336198
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04/19/2024
Bronxville Public Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31004151961658
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04/27/2024
Dobbs Ferry Public Library DRAY (Text)
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31007151491147
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04/20/2024
Eastchester Public Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31008152721342
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04/17/2024
Greenburgh Public Library DRAY (Text)
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31009154330181
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04/22/2024
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31011151458825
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04/22/2024
John C. Hart Memorial Library DRAY (Text)
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31030300044377
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04/27/2024
Katonah Village Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31013152040644
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Larchmont Public Library DRAY (Text)
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31014152604967
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04/22/2024
Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION DRAY (Text)
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31017152032626
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