Edith Kermit Roosevelt

Portrait of a First Lady
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Author(s): Sylvia Morris
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2009
Product Number: EB00162490
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307522771
Publisher: Modern Library
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Description

Edith Kermit Carow grew up in New York City in the same circles as did Theodore Roosevelt. But only after TR's first wife died at age twenty-two did the childhood friends forge one of the most successful romantic and political partnerships in American history. Sylvia Jukes Morris's access to previously unpublished letters and diaries brings to full life her portrait of the Roosevelts and their times. During her years as First Lady (1901-09), Edith Kermit Roosevelt dazzled social and political Washington as hostess, confidante, and mother of six, leading her husband to remark, "Mrs. Roosevelt comes a good deal nearer my ideal than I do myself."

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