Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by Stacy A. Cordery is a 590-page hardcover from Viking, published by The Penguin Group, 2007. The dust jacket has some minor rubbing and shelf wear. Inside, The spine has some bumping to the top and bottom. There is a black remainder mark across the bottom page edges. The pages are crisp, clean and unmarked and the binding is straight.
At the dawn of the twentieth century and the age of media celebrity, a new figure in the White House gave Americans a larger-than-life idol to root for, full of color and character. It wasn't the rough-riding new president, Teddy Roosevelt, but his outrageous and outrageously charming teenage daughter, Alice. From the moment she strode into town--carrying a snake and dangling a cigarette--to the image of her seven decades later, entertaining Republican and Democratic presidents in Washington's most celebrated salon, Alice Roosevelt Longworth was literally a legend in her own time.
This biography is a richly entertaining portrait of America's most memorable first daughter. Alice in fact strode across the whole twentieth century, living her entire life on the political stage and in the public eye, earning the nickname "the other Washington monument." She grew up knowing Civil War veterans, lived through two world wars, helped put the roar in the Roaring Twenties, and campaigned against her cousin Franklin's New Deal. Smoking, gambling, and dressing flamboyantly, she flouted social conventions and opened the door for other women to do the same. Her barbed tongue was infamous, but whenever she talked, powerful people listened, as she had one of the most astute political minds of her age.ISBN: 978-0-670-01833-8