Alice by Stacy A. Cordery
Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker

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An entertaining and eye-opening biography of America?s most memorable first daughter

From the moment Teddy Roosevelt?s outrageous and charming teenage daughter strode into the White House?carrying a snake and dangling a cigarette?the outspoken Alice began to put her imprint on the whole of the twentieth-century political scene. Her barbed tongue was as infamous as her scandalous personal life, but whenever she talked, powerful people listened, and she reigned for eight decades as the social doyenne in a town where socializing was state business. Historian Stacy Cordery?s unprecedented access to personal papers and family archives enlivens and informs this richly entertaining portrait of America?s most memorable first daughter and one of the most influential women in twentieth-century American society and politics.
 

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STACY CORDERY is a professor of history at Monmouth College and the bibliographer of the National First Ladies' Library. She is the author of Alice, a biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth. She lives in Monmouth, Illinois.
 
Published September 30, 2008 by Penguin Books. 608 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR.

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Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth married one politician and had a baby with another.

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth was America’s most famous, rambunctious and press-baiting first daughter.

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USA Today

If you read Stacy Cordery's excellent new biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, you will gaze at Mount Rushmore and Theodore Roosevelt's stony visage in a new way.

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