Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era

New York: William Morrow, 2005. First Edition. First Printing. 534, illus., notes, bibliography, index, rear flyleaf missing, slight weakness to rear board. Inscribed by the author. Helen Herron Taft was overt about her power and saw to it that her husband both aspired to, and won, the Presidency. She was an advocate for higher education and partial suffrage for women, initiated legislation to improve working conditions for federal employees, and created Washington's famous grove of cherry trees. Her fate was ultimately bound to larger events, including the Titanic sinking and Theodore Roosevelt's creation of the Bull Moose Party. Condition: good, very good.

Keywords: William Howard Taft, Nellie Herron Taft, U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, Suffrage, Theodore Roosevelt, Titanic, Philippines, Inscribed

ISBN: 0060513829

[Book #48295]

Price: $50.00