American Jennie The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill

ISBN-10: 0393057720
ISBN-13: 9780393057720
Edition: 2007
Authors: Anne Sebba
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.914

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. InAmerican 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." 16 pages of illustrations.

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.

Illustrations
Preface
Just Plain Jennie
I Love Her Better than Life Itself
I Have Placed All my Hopes of Future Happiness in This World on You
Jennie is Quite Satisfied with Randolph Just Now
I Quite Forget What It is Like to be with People Who Love Me
Rather a Relief to Get Winston off my Hands
Lord Randolph Churchill will Probably Always Retain a Great Power of Mischief
All that You are to Me
Dying by Inches in Public
All my Ambitions are Centred in You
The Versatility of Lady Randolph is Quite Unusual
Haunted by the Future
Courage Enough to Fight my own Battle in Life
Putting my Best Foot Forward
Epilogue: Remember that a Son Should Always Seek and Find Extenuating Circumstances for his Mother
Notes
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

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