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Hissing Cousins - by Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 352

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Women

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Anchor Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer

Language: English

TCIN: 50243226
UPC: 9781101971628
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3635


"Clever, absorbing. . . . Entertaining and often shrewd." --The Washington Post

"Juicy. . . . Truly pleasurable. . . . Hard to put down." --The Daily Beast

"A compelling drama. . . . The research is thorough and the prose is stylishly authoritative." --The Christian Science Monitor

"Encapsulate[s] the sweeping saga of the Roosevelt family." --Chicago Tribune

"Moving. . . . Chronicl[es] the childhood losses each endured, and the rich web of family in which they were raised." --The Boston Globe

"Ripping but poignant." --Time

"Peyser and Dwyer tell the cousins' story with insight, humor, empathy and wisdom. . . . A welcome and absorbing addition to the ever-growing canon of Rooseveltiana." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"An insightful look at two remarkable Roosevelt women. . . . Hissing Cousins unravels the Machiavellian question that would haunt both women in their path to power: is it better to be clever, or is it better to be good?" --The Guardian (London)

"A brilliant idea for a book, brilliantly executed. . . . A powerful and entertaining portrait of an important and overlooked American relationship." --Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

"Just delicious--sharp, touching, funny, and wise. Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer have brought to life a pair of the great women of the twentieth century, in all their human flaws and glory." --Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

"This is the beautifully-rendered and absorbing story of the seventy-year family rivalry between two of the most compelling women of the twentieth century--one Democrat, one Republican, both fascinating." --Jonathan Alter, author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

"For much of the twentieth century Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Longworth defined what it meant to be an influential woman in politics. . . . This part of the grand Roosevelt family saga has rarely been told, and never better." --H. W. Brands, author of Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"One of the most entertaining accounts of serious history I've read, eliciting laughter, groans and ultimately a certain panoramic comprehension." --Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

"Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer have a can't-miss subject on their hands, and they bring the reader along for an exhilarating ride." --BookPage

"Peyser and Dwyer's detailed and witty double biography is hard to put down, a fascinating look at an era and two exceptionally strong, intelligent women." --Booklist (starred)

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