A Woman to Know: Alice Roosevelt Longworth
|Julia Carpenter||Mar 29, 2016|
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anyone, come and sit by me. — Alice
(image via The Washington Post)
She was the famously feisty First Daughter, the notoriously sassy Washington power broker and, above all, else the greatest gossip.
I have nothing else to share with you but this, the definitive Sally Quinn profile, when Sally had tea at Alice's Dupont Circle mansion to discuss 90th birthday parties, Washington society, life with Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and more.
And in case you're doubting Alice's daredevil spirit, I present to you hard evidence:
(image via The New York Times)
(image via The Pittsburg Press)
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Add to your library list:
Alice (Stacy A. Cordery)
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt (Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer)
The Roosevelt Women: A Portrait in Five Generations (Betty Boyd Carolli)
Mrs. L: Conversations with Alice Longworth (Alice Longworth)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth at 90 (The Washington Post)
The doyenne of the drawing room (The New York Times)
What once was: Princess Alice's Palace (The InTowner)
The irrepressible Miss Roosevelt (Edwardian Promenade)
From White House princess to Washington power broker (The Washington Post)