History Book Club Selection Literary Guild Selection Movie Rights Optioned by Storyline Entertainment After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the chief executive. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education, yet in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, she dedicated herself to managing the office of the president. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington circles at the time, her legacy as the first woman president is now largely forgotten. A vivid portrait of the woman who became the acting president of the United States months before women officially won the right to vote. A Selection of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Conservative Book Club.. Movie Rights optioned by Storyline Entertainment.
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Most people don't know about the woman who married a sitting President, only had four years of school, and ended up running the White House from 1919 to 1921. But Edith Wilson did just that. When Woodrow Wilson had a stroke that left him incapacitated and bedridden, his wife stepped in and effectively became the President. This is hard for people to believe but it was the best kept secret of 1919 and has remained so up to this day. So here is the real story of Edith Wilson, our First Woman President. Enjoy.From the Back Cover:
" An amazing secret unveiled about our country's past! Before women could vote, one woman became the acting president through a twist of fate and love for her husband, President Woodrow Wilson. William Hazelgrove's riveting style lets us into the backrooms of the White House to see how a woman who had only two years of formal education was able to pull it off--and do it for two years. Incredible. A great read--and ride!" -- ROBIN HUTTON, author of the New York Times bestselling Sgt. Reckless " Heritage and history! William Hazelgrove chronicles Edith Bolling Wilson's strong, independent nature in his enlightened account of one of the most controversial but powerful women of the twentieth century. The reader comes away with a new appreciation for Mrs. Wilson's selfless motives and a better understanding of why this progressive Virginian has been called 'Madam President.'" -- FARRON SMITH, founder of the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2016. MP3 CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged mp3cd edition. 1 pages. 7.50x5.30x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1504756401