Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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  • Title: Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  • Author: Marc Peyser Timothy Dwyer
  • ISBN: 9780385536011
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover

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Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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  1. It s hard out there for a Roosevelt, but oh my Lord, does Eleanor deserve to be on the ten dollar bill Heck, put her on the twenty and don t make her share What an amazingeverything woman, humanitarian, thinker, social worker, human being.


  2. I have read a great deal about these two women I have read about Eleanor as she is one of my Heroes The authors point out that as cousins both women were friendly but in their politics they were enemies Alice was a republican and Eleanor a democrat Alice was famous as the key Washington hostess and Eleanor first as the spokesperson for FDR and then as a humanitarian Both women wrote a newspaper column, My Day and What Alice Thinks Both women had philandering husbands both offered a divorce both [...]


  3. Interesting dual biography that hits the high and low spots in the personal and political lives of two important American women, connected by family but divided by political affiliations Especially important, and usually overlooked the competition between the cousins in the writing publication of their columns What Alice Thinks and My Day and memoirs, as well as on the Washington social scene This is a fairly balanced presentation of ARL s life those who have studied ER may disagree with some of [...]


  4. THIS is the kind of book that should be used in classrooms Forget the textbooks they re dry, uninspiring, etc THIS book is wonderful as it teaches American Political history in the first half of the 20th century The political climate of each election, the squabbling within the two factions of the Roosevelt clan, the country s socio economic problems, the details of the New Deal, and gossip from the upper classes, create a solid representation of our country s leadership at work.It s entertaining [...]


  5. Hissing Cousins is an irresistible title, but as the authors point out many times, Eleanor Roosevelt and her cousin, Alice Roosevelt Longworth were very close as children and continued to be close as adults even though their politics were completely opposite They disagreed profoundly on many issues, but they were close throughout their lives Newspapers, however, found it made better copy to exaggerate the cousins differences, and paint the relationship as one big catfight.Hissing Cousins is a do [...]


  6. The intertwined lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and her Republican cousin, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, have long been fodder for gossip and discussion On the surface, the two women could not have been dissimilar, Eleanor committed to public service and civic improvement and Alice, whose philosophy was, If you don t have anything nice to say, come sit by me Authors Peyser and Dwyer, however, flesh out the family battles and trace the disharmony to its source the two were in close competition for t [...]


  7. Fast and flippant, Peyser and Dwyer examine the lives of Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt through their differences and similarities I was led to this by a section in Doris Kearns Goodwin s The Bully Pulpit Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism about Theodore s oldest daughter, Alice Beyond a general idea that she was witty and rebellious I knew nothing about her, and having also read Goodwin s No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front in World [...]


  8. The book s subtitle The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth is a little misleading Eleanor Roosevelt has been the subject of innumerable biographies in which her first cousin, Alice, will have been, at the very least, mentioned in passing Alice Roosevelt Longworth hasn t been completely ignored by historians, either Stacy Cordery published a good, scholarly biography of Alice a few years ago, and there have been several other, lighter books over the decades Longworth [...]


  9. A good book about two of the most interesting women ever in American politics And they happen to be related and to have had a lot in common despite being on opposite sides politically I think a few things were left out, like how Alice supposedly spit at her television when Nixon resigned and quoted her father This should not be the first or the last book one reads about the Roosevelts On a sidenote, I am hoping that it is Eleanor who was selected to be on the 10 bill.


  10. Once upon a time there were two little girls, both born in 1884, both named Roosevelt, both part of a huge family that spanned two different political parties As first cousins, Alice and Eleanor were close as children and remained so throughout their lives But as is the case with many famous people, the press decided to make of a supposed feud between Mrs Democrat Eleanor and Mrs Republican Alice than there really was.Both girls shared a lot in terms of heartache from a very young age Two days [...]


  11. HISSING COUSINS is a most appropriate title for this dual biography of first cousins plain Jane First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and willful, vain and politically astute Alice Longworth Roosevelt as it delves into the on again off again rivalry that peppered the lives of these two strong women, cousins whose circumstances in their childhood initially brought them together Perhaps their early attachment had to do with the similarity in their parentless backgrounds than familial love.Two people in th [...]


  12. After reading books about both women, this is a good way to tie their lives together Both women were Roosevelts with Eleanor from the Hyde Park side and Alice from Oyster Bay Eleanor married her fifth cousin and became First Lady while Alice was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and became a sort of first advisor to politicians and the hostess of salons for the rich and famous Each struggled with parents who had little time for them In Eleanor s case, her mother found her too serious and plain [...]


  13. I was impressed that the author was able to tell the stories of these two women basically from birth to death within one book It never seemed too long and actually I could have read because it read mostly like a story and didn t get bogged down with dry facts To me this is a great way to learn about history Because it was an overview of the entire lives of two people, it definitely leaves the door open for lots reading and learning about Eleanor, Alice, and the whole Roosevelt family.



  14. I have been a groupie of Eleanor Rosevelt most all of my adult life I think she is an amazing woman and hadn t even heard of this cousin Alice Roosevelt Longworth The story of their relationship and how they interacted together This Alice was a woman that had many affairs and was very unfaithful to her family.This book is a lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look [...]


  15. Originally published at Reading RealityA fascinating dual biography of the first two female power brokers in the U.S along with a peek inside one of the longest running First Families in U.S history, and with a look at the way the rich and famous lived in what has often been called the American Century.We think of them as being from two different eras, but they were not While Alice Roosevelt Longworth was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the U.S and Eleanor Roosevelt was [...]


  16. I first heard of this book when my local library announced the authors would be visiting for a lecture and book signing I was about a third of the way through the book when I attended the event, and was already fascinated by the subject material and the interesting way it was presented in the book I purchased a copy of the book at the event and both authors signed my copy I plan to share this book with friends and family I wish books like this would be part of the public school curriculum, as it [...]


  17. The last few months I ve been reading a lot about the Roosevelt family, but mostly have focused on Theodore Teddy This book tells a lot of Teddy s history, his daughter Alice, and then moves forward with Franklin D Roosevelt, who had complete opposite political views from his famous uncle I learned a lot about Eleanor and Alice, and honestly, the thing that has stuck with me the most is that Eleanor has a lasting legacy because of the work she took on, while Alice, a media and Washing DC darling [...]


  18. I ve yet to find a history book that really engages me, this one does the usual of jumping around and family names being repeated which is confusing to the listener, the hard copy has a family tree which would have helped but I think I would have been referring to it a lot I m glad I read to the end, there was a nice summary of how many newspapers they were in and how many years they lived in the Whitehouse etc which made you realize how they much they influenced America at the time I m sure the [...]


  19. This book started out slow but I gave it a chance because the narrator was engaging I ended up really loving it Alice was pretty catty but I d rather hang out with her than Eleanor Some of the things Eleanor said it s like, I want to agree with you but could you just not say it so shittily I mean, damn.



  20. This book intrigued me I knew Eleanor Roosevelt who hasn t heard of her, but barely knew Alice Only vague mentions of her as a daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and that she was known as Princess Alice Though slow to start as I often find biographies to be, after the first chapter I often found it hard to put down While admiring of Eleanor s many good works, I found Alice spoiled, selfish and rather shallow However there was a certain charm about her that also warmed me toward her Her caustic wit a [...]


  21. On the one hand, I love history and the Roosevelts except FDR, stupid womanizer , so this seems right up my alley On the other hand, though it was full of amusing stories and a light character sketch of Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Eleanor Roosevelt, as a historian, I will say that it never quite got around to proving it s central thesis As far as I can tell, like any political family in the limelight, the newspaper took a great deal of creative license in fabricating stories of some great riva [...]


  22. Alice collected vices smoking, gambling, gossiping, sleeping past noon she was like a Girl Scout in reverse, gathering demerit badges A wonderful read and a very interesting look inside the Hyde Park and Oyster Bay Roosevelt families represented by Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Princess Alice Roosevelt Longworth two of America s most famous and politically astute women, also known as Mrs Democrat and Mrs Republican Eleanor is the better remembered of the two for all her humanitarian work, My Day c [...]


  23. I do like this book I received it as an e ARC and I started and finished it in the last 2 days A double biography of first cousins Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Eleanor Roosevelt, I learned a lot about these two very interesting women I have read other works about the various Roosevelt s Theodore Roosevelt being one of my favorite historical personages and had learned some information about these 2 women but this book was great for comparing and contrasting them and also giving a good overview o [...]


  24. I d only heard one story about Alice Roosevelt Longworth and it made me want to know about her and Eleanor Roosevelt is my heroine so I was glad my book club chose this book I was frustrated at first at how Alice was portrayed as interesting than Eleanor but let s just say things change In discussing it with other women I know who are admittedly, quite psychologically astute , I realized that these two women are seen through the lenses of patriarchy who is the bad girl, who is the good girl Re [...]


  25. Easy to listen to book about first cousins Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt The two cousins were not close and were living antithesis of each other Eleanor was a Democrat who was quiet, reserved, introspective and looked to others to lead for much of her life Republican Alice was rebellious, forthright, spoiled, and tended to impropriety.Eleanor gave birth to six children in quick succession Alice had one child after twenty years of marriage although the child was the result of an affair The two were [...]


  26. I give this book 3.5 stars A very interesting book and I learned so much At times I felt like it gave me information than needed and could be a little repetitive but I learned a lot about history I knew nothing about Alice and not a great deal about Eleanor but each one contributed so much to this country each in their own way They had there differences but in some ways were alike than they wanted to admit and I am sure there was a mutual respect for each deep down Also realize that politics t [...]


  27. I won this book as a FirstRead.Hissing cousins is a dual biography of cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth Both were born in the same year and grew up together as playmates However, as adults, their differences emerged, and they seemed to be opposites in just about every way Eleanor was a Demomcrat, promoted social justice, and was quiet and reserved Alice was a Republican, opposed big government, and was the life of any social gathering They had a complicated relationship, at [...]


  28. Alice and Eleanor Roosevelt were some of the most interesting women of the early 20th century, each in her own right The combination of their stories is even intriguing than each part Knowing they were related because of their last names, I didn t realize it was such as close connection as 1st cousins Teddy Roosevelt casts a shadow over his whole family long after his death Alice and Eleanor Franklin each try to carry his torch which causes friction Hissing Cousins did a great job of following [...]


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