No Ordinary Time

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time book cover 1995.jpg
AuthorDoris Kearns Goodwin
CountryUnited States
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
AwardsPulitzer Prize for History
Preceded byThe Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga 
Followed byWait Till Next Year: A Memoir 

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II is a historical, biographical book by American author and presidential historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, published by Simon & Schuster in 1994.

Based on interviews with 86 people who knew them personally, the book chronicles the lives of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, focusing particularly on the period between May 10, 1940 (the end of the so-called "Phoney War" stage of World War II) and President Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945. The title is taken from the speech Eleanor Roosevelt gave at the 1940 Democratic National Convention in hopes of unifying the, at the time, divided Democratic party.[1]

No Ordinary Time was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History.[2]

Alan J. Pakula was working on a screenplay based upon the book at the time of his death in 1998 [3]


  1. ^ Roosevelt, Eleanor - "This Is No Ordinary Time", Speech to the 1940 Democratic National Convention, July 1940, FDR Library Archives. Accessed 2016-01-01
  2. ^ Dolores Flaherty and Roger Flaherty (October 29, 1995). "No Ordinary Time, No Ordinary Couple". The Chicago Sun-Times.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
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