Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era

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Click for availability and more information Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era, by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Nellie Taft was an early champion of women's rights and a precursor of such policy-driven first ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton. She was strong, shrewd, drank, smoked and gambled and displayed an astonishing venom for her husband's opponents (especially Teddy Roosevelt) despite her otherwise Victorian sensibilities. Anthony has written other first lady biographies in the same vivid and absorbing style.

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