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Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady - Morris, Sylvia Jukes
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady - hardcover

1980, ISBN: 9780698109940

ID: 921712179

New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1965. Reprint. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good in good dust jacket. DJ has some wear and soiling.. xxix, 367, [3] p. illus., maps (on lining papers) ports. 25 cm. Chronology of MacArthur's career. Introduction by General Carlos P. Romulo. From Wikipedia: "Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the U.S. Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army. Raised in a military family in the American Old West, MacArthur was valedictorian at the West Texas Military Academy, and First Captain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated top of the class of 1903. During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, for which he was nominated for the Medal of Honor. In 1917, he was promoted from major to colonel and became chief of staff of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. In the fighting on the Western Front during World War I, he rose to the rank of brigadier general, was again nominated for a Medal of Honor, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice and the Silver Star seven times. From 1919 to 1922, MacArthur served as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he attempted a series of reforms. His next assignment was in the Philippines, where in 1924 he was instrumental in quelling the Philippine Scout Mutiny. In 1925, he became the Army's youngest major general. He served on the court martial of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell and was president of the American Olympic Committee during the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. In 1930, he became Chief of Staff of the United States Army. As such, he was involved in the expulsion of the Bonus Army protesters from Washington, D.C. in 1932, and the establishment and organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1937 to become Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines. MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of United States Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air forces on 8 December 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese. MacArthur's forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. For his defense of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled a promise to return to the Philippines. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on 2 September 1945, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951. He later became Chairman of the Board of Remington Rand.", Frederick A. Praeger, 1965, New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Very good/Fair. 24 cm, 581 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure on front endpaper, wear at top of DJ spine, DJ somewhat soiled. Sylvia Jukes Morris is a British-born biographer, based in the United States. She is married to writer Edmund Morris. Morris's miscellaneous articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Travel & Leisure, and The Washington Post. She has served as a judge for the National Book Awards and lectured at the Library of Congress, the National Portrait Gallery and the Newseum of Washington, D.C., as well as the New York Society Library, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Miami Book Fair, the Palm Beach Junior League and the University of Delaware. Her television credits include appearances on The American Experience, C-SPAN, the History Channel and a transatlantic literary symposium presented by the Paris Review and the English-Speaking Union. This biography of Edith Roosevelt describes how she managed the Roosevelt household in Washington and at Sagamore Hill. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (August 6, 1861 - September 30, 1948) was the second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1909. She was the first First Lady to employ a full-time, salaried social secretary. Her tenure resulted in the creation of an official staff, and her formal dinners and ceremonial processions served to elevate the position of First Lady. After President McKinley's assassination, Teddy assumed the presidency, and Edith became First Lady. With the country in mourning, the new First Lady could not do any entertaining. Instead Edith focused on how to fit her large family into the White House. Edith eliminated the office of housekeeper, performing the supervisory work herself. Edith made a major institutional change when she hired Isabelle "Belle" Hagner as the first social secretary to serve a First Lady. Hagner's initial assignment was to plan Alice Roosevelt's debut in 1902. Edith soon began to rely on Hagner and authorized her to release photos of the first family in hopes of avoiding unauthorized candids. Edith built on the First Lady's long history of entertaining visitors and made the First Lady the nation's hostess. She expanded the number of social events held at the White House, ensured her parties were not outshone by the parties of Cabinet wives, and worked to make Washington the nation's cultural center. The two most significant social events during Edith's tenure as First Lady were the wedding of her stepdaughter, Alice Roosevelt, and the society debut of her daughter, Ethel Roosevelt. Edith also organized the wives of the cabinet officers and tried to govern the moral conduct of Washington society through their guest lists. Edith is believed to have exerted subtle influence over her husband. She and Teddy met privately every day from 8 to 9 am. The President's assistant, William Loeb, often helped sway Teddy to Edith's way of thinking. Edith read several newspapers a day and forwarded clippings she considered important to her husband. In a 1933 article in the Boston Transcript, Isabelle Hagner reported that the legislation which created the National Portrait Gallery was passed because of Edith's influence. Historians believe her most important historical contribution was acting as an informal liaison between Teddy and British diplomat Cecil Spring Rice which gave Teddy unofficial information about the Russo-Japanese War. As a result of negotiating the treaty which ended that conflict, Teddy won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. Teddy and Edith became the first President and First Lady to travel abroad while in office when they made a trip to Panama., Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

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[EAN: 9780698109940], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan], 1980 - Hardback with dustjacket is in very good condition. Book has very light shelf wear. Dustjacket has shelf wear, small tears on edges and corners. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU-8703449 Bio

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780698109940
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0698109945
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Publishing year: 1980
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

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