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Nellie Taft

The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era

Nellie Taft( )
Author: Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
ISBN:978-0-06-051383-2
Publication Date:Feb 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:William Morrow & Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

On the morning of William Howard Taft's inauguration, Nellie Taft publicly expressed that theirs would be a joint presidency by shattering precedent and demanding that she ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue, a tradition previously held for the outgoing president. In an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, this progressive First Lady was an advocate for higher education and partial suffrage for women, and initiated legislation to improve working conditions for federal...
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Book Details
Pages:560
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 0.895 Inches
Book Weight:1.04 Pounds
Author Biography
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza (Author)
Carl Sferrazza Anthony is the nation's leading authority on the political power and social influence of First Ladies, and his written extensively about the First Families. He is the author of several books including America's First Families and As We Remember Her: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Words of Her Friends and Family, which includes exclusive interviews with Senator Ted Kennedy. He has written for George, American Heritage, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other publications and is a contributor to Voter.com.



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