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The Resource Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

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Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Title
Hissing cousins
Title remainder
the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Title variation
Untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Language
eng
Summary
A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge “looked like he was weaned on a pickle”). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. “When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose,” Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. Vivid, intimate, and stylishly written, Hissing Cousins finally sets this relationship center stage, revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way
Summary
A provocative dual portrait of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth discusses how their tangled lives were shaped by 20th-century history and politics, sharing insights into their childhoods, respective beliefs and adversarial relationship
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10408757
Cataloging source
BT
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Peyser, Marc N
Dewey number
  • 973.917092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E807.1
LC item number
.P39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dwyer, Timothy
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True
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  • Roosevelt family
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Longworth, Alice Roosevelt
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Cousins
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Label
Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orphans -- Home abroad -- Domestic affairs -- Other women -- The break begins -- The singing teapot -- New roles -- In the arena -- Clouds of war -- Cold war -- Monuments
Control code
20384672
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536011
Lccn
2014026766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
Label
Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orphans -- Home abroad -- Domestic affairs -- Other women -- The break begins -- The singing teapot -- New roles -- In the arena -- Clouds of war -- Cold war -- Monuments
Control code
20384672
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536011
Lccn
2014026766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables

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