Woodrow Wilson and the Granddaughters of a President: A Political Criticism

Woodrow Wilson and the Granddaughters of a President: A Political Criticism

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ISBN-13: 9781448668465
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2009
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Helen D. Longstreet, b. April 20, 1863, grew up on her father's plantation near Carnesville, Georgia. She attended schools in Gainesville and later worked on her father's newspaper. General James Longstreet, of Confederate fame, was her childhood hero. It was when she was working as an assistant state librarian and he was conducting research for his book, From Manassas to Appomattox at the state Archives that their romance blossomed. They were married on September 8, 1897 in the Governor's mansion in Atlanta, Ga. They spent several blissful years together attending Washington functions and traveling around the country. After Longstreet's death in 1904, she spent much of her time rehabilitating her husband's tarnished reputation. Among other things, she was a prolific writer, an avid environmentalist, a conservationalist, and, as an octogenarian, even ran for Governor in Georgia in 1950. She died May 3, 1962 at the ripe old age of 99.

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