American Lady

American Lady

The Life of Susan Mary Alsop

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam
The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider

Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than in the White House. A descendent of Founding Father John Jay, Susan Mary was an American aristocrat whose first marriage gave her full access to post-war diplomatic social life in Paris. There, her circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Isaiah Berlin, Evelyn Waugh, and Christian Dior, among other luminaries, and she had a passionate love affair with British ambassador Duff Cooper. During the golden years of John F. Kennedy’s presidencyafter she had married the powerful journalist Joe Alsopher Washington home was a gathering place for everyone of importance, including Katharine Graham, Robert McNamara, and Henry Kissinger. Dubbed the second lady of Camelot,” she hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival, bringing together the movers and shakers not just of the United States, but of the world. Featuring an introduction by Susan Mary Alsop’s goddaughter Frances FitzGerald,American Lady is a fascinating chronicle of a woman who witnessed, as Nancy Mitford once said, history on the boil.”


Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of aristocrat, diplomat and Founding Father descendant Susan Mary Alsop, covering topics ranging from her early years in Argentina and associations with politicians from various countries to her two marriages and her elite standing in Georgetown society. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the story of aristocrat and diplomat Susan Mary Alsop, covering topics ranging from her early years in Argentina and associations with politicians from various countries to her two marriages and her elite standing in Georgetown society.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670025749
0670025747
Characteristics: xxiii, 232 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm

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