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The Resource Alice : Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker, Stacy A. Cordery

Alice : Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker, Stacy A. Cordery

Label
Alice : Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker
Title
Alice
Title remainder
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker
Statement of responsibility
Stacy A. Cordery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice Roosevelt Longworth lived her entire life on the political stage and in the public eye, earning her the nickname "the other Washington monument." Historian Cordery presents a detailed and entertaining portrait of the witty and whip-smart daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. "Princess Alice" was a tempestuous teenager. Smoking, gambling, and dressing flamboyantly, she flouted social conventions and opened the door for other women to do the same. Her husband was Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth but--as Cordery documents for the first time--she had a child with her lover, Senator William Borah of Idaho. Alice's political acumen was widely respected in Washington. She was a sharp-tongued critic of her cousin FDR's New Deal programs, and meetings in her drawing room helped to change the course of history, from undermining the League of Nations to boosting Nixon. During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, her legendary salons remained the center of political ferment.--From publisher description
Summary
A portrait of Teddy Roosevelt's daughter relates such facts as her tempestuous teen years and flouting of social conventions in order to promote women's rights, her infidelity-tested marriage to Nicholas Longworth, and her criticism of FDR's New Deal programs
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2007
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
195495
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cordery, Stacy A
Dewey number
  • 973.911092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longworth, Alice Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Longworth, Alice Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Children of presidents
  • Children of presidents
  • Families
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American princess and Washington power broker
Label
Alice : Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker, Stacy A. Cordery
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-572) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It was awfully bad psychologically" -- "Sissy had a sweat nurse!" -- "Something more than a plain American girl" -- "I tried to be conspicuous" -- "Frightfully difficult trying to keep up appearances" -- "He never grew serious about anything" -- "When Alice came to Plunderland" -- "To bask in the rays of your reflected glory" -- "Alice is married at last" -- "Mighty pleased with my daughter and her husband" -- "Expelled from the Garden of Eden" -- "Quite marked schizophrenia" -- "Beating against bars" -- "To hate the Democrats so wholeheartedly" -- "Hello, hello, hello" -- "The political leader of the family" -- "An irresistible magnet" -- "The Washington dictatorship" -- "I believe in the preservation of this republic" -- "Full sixty years the world has been her trade" -- "The most fascinating conversationalist of our time."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 590 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143114277
Lccn
2006103087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77573035
  • (OCoLC)77573035
  • 151624
  • 544019
  • 544019
Label
Alice : Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House princess to Washington power broker, Stacy A. Cordery
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-572) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It was awfully bad psychologically" -- "Sissy had a sweat nurse!" -- "Something more than a plain American girl" -- "I tried to be conspicuous" -- "Frightfully difficult trying to keep up appearances" -- "He never grew serious about anything" -- "When Alice came to Plunderland" -- "To bask in the rays of your reflected glory" -- "Alice is married at last" -- "Mighty pleased with my daughter and her husband" -- "Expelled from the Garden of Eden" -- "Quite marked schizophrenia" -- "Beating against bars" -- "To hate the Democrats so wholeheartedly" -- "Hello, hello, hello" -- "The political leader of the family" -- "An irresistible magnet" -- "The Washington dictatorship" -- "I believe in the preservation of this republic" -- "Full sixty years the world has been her trade" -- "The most fascinating conversationalist of our time."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 590 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143114277
Lccn
2006103087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77573035
  • (OCoLC)77573035
  • 151624
  • 544019
  • 544019

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