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American princess : a novel of first daughter Alice Roosevelt / Stephanie Marie Thornton.

Thornton, Stephanie, 1980- author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library THO (Text) 33500013022447 New Checked out 09/11/2019
Moorhead Public Library THO (Text) 33500013022454 New Checked out 09/11/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451490902
  • ISBN: 0451490908
  • Physical Description: 432 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, March 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton... Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves--oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements. But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument--and Alice intends to outlast them all.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    In 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt ascends to the presidency, his daughter Alice is 18, ready to take Washington society by storm. Rebellious, unconventional Alice frequently butts heads with her father and stepmother over everything from smoking in the White House (her solution? Smoking on the White House roof, instead) to her relationship with the charming, philandering Ohio congressman, Nick Longworth. Alice and Nick's on-again, off-again courtship leads to a similarly tempestuous marriage, one plagued by adultery and Nick's heavy drinking. Thornton (The Tiger Queens, 2014) portrays Alice as a refreshingly complicated woman, an attention-seeking socialite with many petty jealousies and squabbles but also an intelligent woman whose desires for love, attention, and power are larger than the predefined box into which society has placed her. While the second half of the book, detailing the later years of Alice's marriage, her affair with a famous senator, and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter, are slightly less compelling, this is an absorbing portrait of a woman who lived life on her own terms. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stephanie Marie Thornton is a high school history teacher and lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter.

Subject: Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980 > Fiction.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 > Family > Fiction.
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Children of presidents > United States > Fiction.
Politicians' spouses > United States > Fiction.
Children of presidents.
Families.
Politicians' spouses.
United States.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biography.
Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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