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Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Format
Book
Published
New York : Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, [2015]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
ISBN
9780385536011, 0385536011, 9780385536028 (eBook)
Summary
Examines the relationship between cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, "revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way"--Dust jacket flap.
When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together, but their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Peyser and Dwyer reveal the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way.
Contents
  • Orphans
  • Home abroad
  • Domestic affairs
  • Other women
  • Civil War
  • The singing teapot
  • New roles
  • Arena
  • Clouds of war
  • Cold war
  • Monuments.
Description
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index.
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