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Nancy : the story of Lady Astor

Author: Adrian Fort
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J.M. Barrie.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor, Viscountess; Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor, Viscountess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Fort
ISBN: 9780312599034 031259903X
OCLC Number: 795010224
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Description: xv, 378 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: In Dixie --
Silver and lead --
The chase --
Gilded youth --
New adventures --
Into battle --
The power of one --
Centre court --
Downhill --
War on two fronts --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Adrian Fort.

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A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J.M. Barrie.

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