Examines the life and contributions of Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, set against the backdrop of the social and political history of her times.
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotTheodore Roosevelt (also know as Teedie in his early years and Teddy later in life) seemed to be smitten by Edith Carow, but during the summer of 1878 they had a falling out. Teddy met and fell in love with another woman, Alice Lee. She and his mother died on the same day, leaving Teddy with an infant daughter named Alice. Edith was still very much in love with Teddy, and they finally wed in 1886. She managed a family of six children including his daughter Alice. Politics beckoned, and Roosevelt ran as Vice President with William McKinley. When McKinley was shot and killed, their life together changed as they moved into the White House for the next eight years. They come across as a couple that shared a real zest for life. Edith lived for twenty-nine years after the death of her husband. She traveled widely and even got involved in politics herself. A good introduction to this first lady, whose life spanned two centuries that saw incredible political and social change around the world. The book is liberally illustrated with black-and-white and full color photographs. There is a timeline, list of all the presidents and first ladies, quick facts pages about Edith and Teddy, bibliography, list of Internet sites and an index. Part of the "Encyclopedia of First Ladies" series.
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