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My golden spoon : memoirs of a capital lady

Author: Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Madison Books : Distributed by National Book Network, ©1997.
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Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen has led an extraordinary life of power, privilege, and pleasure. As the daughter of an ambassador and the wife and mother of senators, she has been active in Washington's political and social circles for over seventy years. My Golden Spoon tells the touching, exciting, and inspiring story of this "capital lady."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ditzen, Eleanor Davies Tydings, 1904-
My golden spoon.
Lanham, Md. : Madison Books ; Distributed by National Book Network, ©1997
(OCoLC)605123856
Online version:
Ditzen, Eleanor Davies Tydings, 1904-
My golden spoon.
Lanham, Md. : Madison Books ; Distributed by National Book Network, ©1997
(OCoLC)609189680
Named Person: Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen; Millard E Tydings; Joseph Edward Davies; Joseph Edward Davies; Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen; Millard E Tydings; Eleanor Davis Tydings Ditzen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen
ISBN: 1568330960 9781568330969
OCLC Number: 35990365
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 411 pages [72] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I --
1. My golden spoon, 1904 --
Wisconsin childhood --
Politics takes us to Washington, 1911-1920 --
Eleanor Davies grows up in Washington --
The plain duckling becomes a subdeb swan with beaux --
The only Washington Debutante at College (Vassar), 1921-1935 --
The Davieses take their daughters to Europe, 1923 --
I meet the Confederate South and the Cheesboroughs in North Carolina --
Marriage and children and Eleanor goes home --
Part II --
A Senate romance and two divorces --
Europe and Oakington, summer 1935 --
My mother and my stepmother --
A tale of two weddings, December 1935 --
Senate bride in Washington --
my political education, 1936 --
Part III: Democratic Presidential campaign of 1936 --
The ambassador, 1937 --
The Tydingses visit Hawaii on statehood, 1937 --
Part IV --
The Supreme Court Packing Bill Fight and FDR's purge campaign, 1938 --
The Tydingses visit Brussels --
The Windsor story --
Part V --
Hitler Marches across Europe --
The 1940s --
December 7, 1941, Japanese destroy U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor --
Ambassador Davies' second mission to Moscow, 1943 --
Part VI --
1945 --
Washington comes back to life --
I fly to England and Wales with father --
The red-baiting begins --
Millard's powerful committees : armed service, atomic energy, and foreign affairs --
Millard's campaign, 1949-1950 --
A clown who challenged a hero: the story of Joseph L. McCarthy --
The Tydings committee hearings and Little El debutante, 1950 --
The dirtiest political election campaign in history --
Part VII --
Life after the Senate --
Millard runs for the Senate again in 1956 --
My father dies --
Millard's terminal illness and death --
my heartbreaking years --
1961-1963 --
Part VIII --
Green pastures --
my golden spoon shines again.
Responsibility: Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen.
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Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen has led an extraordinary life of power, privilege, and pleasure. As the daughter of an ambassador and the wife and mother of senators, she has been active in Washington's political and social circles for over seventy years. My Golden Spoon tells the touching, exciting, and inspiring story of this "capital lady."

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