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Edith Kermit Roosevelt : creating the modern first lady

Author: Lewis L Gould
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
Series: Modern first ladies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few first ladies have enjoyed a better reputation among historians than Edith Kermit Roosevelt. Aristocratic and sophisticated, tasteful and discreet, she managed the White House with a sure hand. Her admirers say that she never slipped in carrying out her duties as hostess, mother, and adviser to her husband. Lewis Gould's path-breaking study, however, presents a more complex and interesting figure than the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gould, Lewis L.
Edith Kermit Roosevelt.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
(DLC) 2013001963
(OCoLC)818143717
Named Person: Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis L Gould
ISBN: 9780700622481 0700622489
OCLC Number: 946936564
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 171 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: "An aristocrat to the tips of her fingers" --
The first year in the White House --
Charities and culture --
Wife and mother --
A woman of influence --
After the White House.
Series Title: Modern first ladies.
Responsibility: Lewis L. Gould.

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This biography of Theodore Roosevelt's wife presents a more complex and interesting figure than the somewhat secularized saint Edith Roosevelt has become in the literature on first ladies.  Read more...

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"Gould provides a balanced and nuanced view of Edith Roosevelt."--Presidential Studies Quarterly"Gould's slim biography of Edith Kermit Roosevelt sheds new light on this often overlooked and Read more...

 
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