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Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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Explore the captivating narrative of "Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth," a Richmond Times-Dispatch Best Book of the Year. Published on March 8, 2016, this double biography delves into the complex relationship between two of America's most influential women in the twentieth century. Born into the illustrious Roosevelt family, Eleanor and Alice were cousins who shared a childhood but diverged sharply in their political beliefs and public personas. Eleanor, a stalwart champion of social justice, focused on gender equality and voting rights, preferring to avoid the spotlight while using her role as First Lady to effect profound societal changes. In contrast, Alice, known for her sharp wit and opposition to big government, relished her status as a public figure. Through their rivalry, this book offers a unique lens on historical and cultural shifts in America, making it an essential read for adult education groups interested in gender politics and social justice. Engage with the story of these two remarkable women whose lives reflect the evolution of American political and social landscapes.
Published by Anchor on March 8, 2016
352 pages
ISBN: 9781101971628
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