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American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill

Sebba, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0393057720 / ISBN 13: 9780393057720
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2007
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate on front end page. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED thank you note from author. $26.95 price present on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 021416

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Title: American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady...

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A frank account of the tempestuous life of the American mother of Britain’s most important twentieth-century politician.

Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy in 1874, after a three-day romance. She became Lady Randolph Churchill, wife of a maverick politician and mother of the most famous British statesman of the century. Jennie Churchill was not merely the most talked about and controversial American woman in London society, she was a dynamic behind-the-scenes political force and a woman of sexual fearlessness at a time when women were not supposed to be sexually liberated. A concert pianist, magazine founder and editor, and playwright, she was also, above all, a devoted mother to Winston. In American Jennie, Anne Sebba draws on newly discovered personal correspondences and archives to examine the unusually powerful mutual infatuation between Jennie and her son and to relate the passionate and ultimately tragic career of the woman whom Winston described as having “the wine of life in her veins.”

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Anne Sebba is a biographer, journalist, lecturer, and author of six books, including the best-selling Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image and Laura Ashley: A Life by Design. She lives in London.

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