Book: American Lady


The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than in the White House.

  • Author : Caroline de Margerie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 08 November 2012
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101601167

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The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than in the White House. A descendent of Founding Father John Jay, Susan Mary was an American aristocrat whose first marriage gave her full access to post-war diplomatic social life in Paris. There, her circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Isaiah Berlin, Evelyn Waugh, and Christian Dior, among other luminaries, and she had a passionate love affair with British ambassador Duff Cooper. During the golden years of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—after she had married the powerful journalist Joe Alsop—her Washington home was a gathering place for everyone of importance, including Katharine Graham, Robert McNamara, and Henry Kissinger. Dubbed “the second lady of Camelot,” she hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival, bringing together the movers and shakers not just of the United States, but of the world. Featuring an introduction by Susan Mary Alsop’s goddaughter Frances FitzGerald, American Lady is a fascinating chronicle of a woman who witnessed, as Nancy Mitford once said, “history on the boil.”

Book: The American Lady


A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.

  • Author : Petra Durst-Benning
  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release : 10 March 2015
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 13 : 1477826580

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Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene—catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process—Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth—and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.

Book: Letters to an American Lady


When Lewis was 51 years old and long established at Magdalen College, Oxford, he wrote the first of this collection of letters to an American widow.

  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 22 October 2014
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 13 : 9780802871824

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When Lewis was 51 years old and long established at Magdalen College, Oxford, he wrote the first of this collection of letters to an American widow. She was described as a "very charming, gracious, southern aristocratic lady who loved to talk and speak well". In them are his antipathy to journalism, advertising, snobbery, psychoanalysis, and the petty practices that sap freedoms. They identify events in his life after 1950 including his marriage to Joy Davidman and her death three years later.

Book: Lady Editor


She wrote the first antislavery novel, compiled the first women’s history book, and penned the most recognizable verse in the English language, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Americans’ favorite holiday—Thanksgiving—wouldn’t exist ...

  • Author : Melanie Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release : 03 August 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 13 : 9781641771795

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For half a century Sarah Josepha Hale was the most influential woman in America. As editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, Hale was the leading cultural arbiter for the growing nation. Women (and many men) turned to her for advice on what to read, what to cook, how to behave, and—most important—what to think. Twenty years before the declaration of women’s rights in Seneca Falls, NY, Sarah Josepha Hale used her powerful pen to promote women’s right to an education, to work, and to manage their own money. There is hardly an aspect of nineteenth-century culture in which Hale did not figure prominently as a pathbreaker. She was one of the first editors to promote American authors writing on American themes. Her stamp of approval advanced the reputations of Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She wrote the first antislavery novel, compiled the first women’s history book, and penned the most recognizable verse in the English language, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Americans’ favorite holiday—Thanksgiving—wouldn’t exist without Hale. Re-imagining the New England festival as a patriotic national holiday, she conducted a decades-long campaign to make it happen. Abraham Lincoln took up her suggestion in 1863 and proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving. Most of the women’s equity issues that Hale championed have been achieved, or nearly so. But women’s roles in the “domestic sphere” are arguably less valued today than in Hale’s era. Her beliefs about women’s obligations to family, moral leadership, and principal role in raising children continue to have relevance at a time when many American women think feminism has failed them. We could benefit from re-examining her arguments to honor women’s special roles and responsibilities. Lady Editor re-creates the life of a major nineteenth-century woman, whose career as a writer, editor, and early feminist encompassed ideas central to American history.

Book: Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories


The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced.

  • Author : Katherine Vaz
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 October 2008
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 13 : 9780803217904

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The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.

Book: The Lady of Cofitachequi


Otter watched with tears in his eyes as the Lady was taken away. Where did the Lady of Cofitachequi go, and would Otter and the people of the town ever see her again?

  • Author : Kate Salley Palmer
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 20 August 2019
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 13 : 9781611179927

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More than 500 years ago, a tribe of Native Americans lived peacefully next to a river in an area called Cofitachequi, near what is now Camden, South Carolina. A kind and generous woman, who was a member of the Otter Clan, ruled this tribe. She became known as the Lady of Cofitachequi. All the people of the tribe and animals in the area loved the Lady. An adoring otter tells this true historical account of what happened to the Lady and her kin when Spanish explorers led by Hernando de Soto came looking for gold and silver. De Soto demanded that the tribe hand over precious metals and gems, but all the people had to offer were freshwater pearls and copper. In anger de Soto ordered his army to loot the temples and take all the food. Before leaving, they took the Lady captive and forced her to go with them. Otter watched with tears in his eyes as the Lady was taken away. Where did the Lady of Cofitachequi go, and would Otter and the people of the town ever see her again?

Book: The American Lady


In addition to the shyness and dissensions between ladies in the same vicinity , which originate from these ... Because a lady is ushered forth in a ball - room to dance , before another who deemed herself superior ; 236 THE AMERICAN LADY .

  • Author : Charles BUTLER (of Philadelphia.)
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : BL:A0017895819

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Book: American Lady s Preceptor


Dancing is by no means an improper branch of education for an American lady . It promotes health , and renders the figure and motinns of the body easy and agreeable . I anticipate the time when the resources of conversation shall be so ...

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Women
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 13 : HARVARD:32044011418738

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Book: Memoirs of an American Lady


MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN LADY , with sketches of manners and Scenery in America , as they existed previous to the Revolution , by Mrs. Grant . 50 cents . cloth 75 cents . “ It is not a Romance nor a Tale partly founded on reality , but it ...

  • Author : Anne MacVicar Grant
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 13 : HARVARD:32044087530119

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With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as they existed previous to the Revolution. Mrs. Grant of Laggan, as she was called, spent several years of her childhood in America, where her father was in the military service, returning to Scotland in 1770, at the age of fifteen. The “ American lady ” who is here described is Mrs. Schuyler of Albany, an aunt of Gen. Schuyler, a lady of great character and intelligence, in whose household the young Scotch girl was for some time on a very intimate footing. The volume shows a remarkable tenacity of memory, as well as a graceful and animated pen. The first forty-three chapters (out of sixty-six) are of a general nature, giving a lively sketch of society and manners among the Dutch families at Albany, and a somewhat detailed history of the Schuyler family. The rest of the volume describes the author's own experiences, chiefly at Oswego, where her father's regiment was stationed, and afterwards at Albany.

Book: Memoirs of an American Lady


bo put, as they never wore them ; and had not at the age of sixteen ever seen a lady, excepting each other and their governess ; they then read, as long as they chose, the voluminous romances of the last century, of which their friend ...

  • Author : Anne Grant
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 13 : 9781429001816

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Anne Grant's 1808 memoir of her stay in the Albany area during the 1760s is notable for its accurate description of colonial life and manners, as well as its discussion of Native Americans (their tribes, customs, conflicts); family matters (education, marriages, children); and political developments. Vol. 1 of 2