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Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House (Lisa Drew Books)

Edith and Woodrow The Wilson White House Lisa Drew Books The story of the influence of the nd Mrs Wilson particularly at the end of Wilson s term when he was extremely ill

  • Title: Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House (Lisa Drew Books)
  • Author: Phyllis Lee Levin
  • ISBN: 9780743211581
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The story of the influence of the 2nd Mrs Wilson, particularly at the end of Wilson s term when he was extremely ill

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    1. Phyllis Lee Levin

      Phyllis Lee Levin is an author who has been a reporter, editor, and columnist for The New York Times.

    642 Comments

    1. A long but compelling account of the Wilson presidency, with emphasis on the role Edith played after his stroke. Fascinating look at the workings of Washington in the early 20th century.


    2. This book was an intimate look into the marriage of Edith and Woodrow and a look into their marriage during Woodrow's White House years. Their marriage was not a long one, but was quite an interesting one.Ellen was Woodrow's first wife - and she did much to help him grow into the role of a Presidency. Ellen enhanced Woodrow's life with Art and Literature as well as giving him 3 daughters. Joseph Tumulty, who would eventually become Woodrow's secretary during his presidency, said that Ellen was a [...]


    3. This is a biography with a narrow focus: the relationship of Woodrow Wilson and his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt, and her actions during his illness while in the White House. The author, Phyllis Lee Levin, has read and quotes from a multitude of memoirs, books, letters, official papers, newspaper and magazine articles from the time. Observations and comments of the Wilsons' contemporaries, friends as well as enemies, are often quoted. Ms. Levin does not hold back from drawing her own conclusi [...]


    4. A tad dense.but then much of history tends to be written this way.but if you want a look how 20th century America evolved, read about Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt. There's another biography of Wilson.entitled "Wilson" that I read last year that is far more flattering than this book but neither paints Congress in a good light. We pay far too little attention in this country to those who sit in Congress or in our state houses. If we were more adamant about decent behavior and it being about the peop [...]


    5. An incredibly interesting account of the Wilson presidency with second wife Edith as a major player perhaps even a Mrs. President for the 18 months or even more of Wilson's incapcitating illness during his second term. Even more riveting is that he did not meet with his cabinet for 7 months during the time the world was trying to end WWI and get on with life. All correspondence was through Mrs. Wilson, or his physican or his secretary. An excellent account of this time period.


    6. A brilliant expose of how an obsessively devoted wife in collaboration with the President’s physician conspired to hide the true details of President Wilson’s debilitating illness from the country and the world and, perhaps, changed the course of history. An object lesson in how media manipulation and thwarting official transparency can cheat the public of truths and mock the democratic process.


    7. This was a hard book to get through but I am glad I did. Very interesting look into the life of Wilson before and after his stroke while in office. Edith pretty much was our first female President.


    8. Very interesting angle to report. Hadn't heard the story before, so I liked the story although it dragged in parts. I wonder if that situation would be probable given today's media.


    9. Very scary to realize how one person who was not elected (his wife) had so much control in our government during Wilson's presidency.


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