The Story Of Lady Astor

Book - 2013
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A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J. M. Barrie.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312599034
Characteristics: xv, 378 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table, ports. ; 25 cm.


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Jun 12, 2013

The McMillan Palgrave comment is misleading: if this book lacks something, brio is it. It has a terrific and fascinating subject and does no justice to her at all. If you want to get a notion about Nancy Astor's extremely complex character, read the memoirs of her lady's maid, Rose. Fort denigrates Rose, as if he knows that her book is 100 times more interesting than his. Don't be fooled. Rose's book is also available in this library collection, too. I own a copy & can highly recommend it; and even "Five Sisters" which is about Nancy and her sisters, is better.

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