Synopses & Reviews
Edith Kermit Carow grew up in New York City in the same circles as did Theodore Roosevelt. But only after TR's first wife died at age twenty-two did the childhood friends forge one of the most successful romantic and political partnerships in American history. Sylvia Jukes Morris's access to previously unpublished letters and diaries brings to full life her portrait of the Roosevelts and their times. During her years as First Lady (1901-09), Edith Kermit Roosevelt dazzled social and political Washington as hostess, confidante, and mother of six, leading her husband to remark, "Mrs. Roosevelt comes a good deal nearer my ideal than I do myself."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-524) and index.
About the Author
Sylvia Jukes Morris is the author of Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce. She lives with her husband, Edmund Morris, in New York City and Washington, D.C.