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The Resource Ida McKinley : the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability, Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Ida McKinley : the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability, Carl Sferrazza Anthony

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Ida McKinley : the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability
Title
Ida McKinley
Title remainder
the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability
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Carl Sferrazza Anthony
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length biography of Ida Saxton McKinley (1847-- 1907), the wife of William McKinley, president of the United States from 1897 to his assassination in 1901. Long demeaned by history because she suffered from epilepsy--which the society of her era mistakenly believed to border on mental illness--Ida McKinley was an exceptional woman who exerted a strong influence on her husband's political decisions. Born in Canton, Ohio, Ida Saxton was the eldest of three children. Throughout her youth, Ida was remarkably independent and energetic. She was interested in art, architecture, and current events, and she was sensitive to the plight of working women. In 1871 she married lawyer and Civil War veteran William McKinley. Following the deaths of their two daughters and her mother, Ida's physical condition deteriorated. During the years her husband served as a U.S. congressman and as Ohio governor, her health fluctuated. Throughout William's 1896 presidential campaign, delegations came to the McKinley home in Canton to hear the candidate speak from the front porch. Occasionally, Ida was healthy enough to speak with and meet political figures; sometimes she simply sat to hear his speeches; at other times she was entirely absent. Her husband's devotion to her in her state became an attribute of the campaign. Author Carl Sferrazza Anthony shows that despite her frail health, Ida was determined to fulfill as much of her role as First Lady as she could. She made keen and accurate political observations--particularly in assessing the motives of those ambitious for appointments--and her unrelenting lobbying on behalf of Methodist missionary efforts factored into the president's decision to retain the Philippine Islands for the United States. This fascinating biography is essential reading for anyone interested in the life and times of an extraordinary First Lady
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Dewey number
973.88092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E711.95
LC item number
.A57 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McKinley, Ida Saxton
  • Presidents' spouses
  • McKinley, Ida Saxton
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • McKinley, Ida Saxton, -- 1847-1907
  • Presidents'' spouses -- United States -- Biography
  • McKinley, Ida Saxton
  • Presidents'' spouses
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Ida McKinley : the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability, Carl Sferrazza Anthony
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Red Room, 1899 -- A daughter studies -- The well-employed belle -- Birth and death -- The active invalid -- "Tremendous leverage" -- "At home" -- Silver lights -- American Ida -- For the sake of appearances -- In time of war -- Thwarted redemption -- Descent from Mount Tom -- The resolution -- Turn of the century -- San Francisco to Buffalo -- Exposition -- The holding vault -- The comfort of Katie
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860834621
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781612776705
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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d153fe2c-0035-4b41-b21f-90dc494090be
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860834621
Label
Ida McKinley : the turn-of-the-century first lady through war, assassination, and secret disability, Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Red Room, 1899 -- A daughter studies -- The well-employed belle -- Birth and death -- The active invalid -- "Tremendous leverage" -- "At home" -- Silver lights -- American Ida -- For the sake of appearances -- In time of war -- Thwarted redemption -- Descent from Mount Tom -- The resolution -- Turn of the century -- San Francisco to Buffalo -- Exposition -- The holding vault -- The comfort of Katie
Control code
860834621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612776705
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d153fe2c-0035-4b41-b21f-90dc494090be
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860834621

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