Mar 20, 08
Read in March, 2008
This was a remarkable book about a woman I previously had no knowledge of - her life story is incredible. Alice Roosevelt Longworth died in 1980 at the age of 96 - her life spanned the most important events of the 20th century and she was INVOLVED in them in a way most women of her generation (heck even MY generation) never experienced. This was one of the most engaging biographies I have ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a history buff, or who loves to read about American politics in the 20th century - she was a major insider and statesmen from the time she was a teenager until the day she died. I didn't agree with all of her positions, but I certainly finished the book with a great respect and admiration for Alice.