Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

Washington Historian Remembers Harriet Lane, the Greatest First Lady


Washington Historian Remembers Harriet Lane, the Greatest First Lady

WASHINGTON DC: She was the first White House Hostess to be called "First Lady." Enough said.

"Harriet Lane was a century ahead of her time," says Washington Historian and Biographer Milton Stern. "She used her intelligence, political skills, charm and beauty to push legislation through Congress when she was only twenty-seven years old."

She was the niece of America's Bachelor President and his official hostess in Lancaster, London and Washington. Anyone who met her was instantly enamored. Queen Victoria bestowed upon her the title "Honorary Ambassadress." The Washington press corps proclaimed her "Our Democratic Queen," and the Chippewa named her "the Great Mother of the Indians." U.S. Naval and Coast Guard ships were named after her and still are. Songs were written about her, and women dressed like her. She was the most admired woman in the country and established a style of entertaining never before seen in the White House. She was the first of her kind to be an advocate for social causes: hospital and prison reform and the plight of the American Indians. And only she could get away with beating the Prince of Wales at bowling, which she taught him in the first place!

Her world was guided by tragedy and death, yet she lived every day to the fullest. She conducted herself with grace and dignity and dedicated her life to the perpetuation of the memories of those dearest to her heart and the social welfare of all Americans, especially children.

Although no monument has been dedicated in her memory, her legacy and generosity live on in Baltimore and Washington through the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric and Teaching Hospital, St. Albans School for Boys, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the President James Buchanan Monument in Meridian Hill Park.

No Washington guest list was complete without her, as a society columnist wrote, "There is no more elegant figure in the official and social gatherings during the social season than the niece of President James Buchanan."

More than twenty years after her death, she was named one of the most memorable women in American History, but more than 100 years after her death, few remember America's greatest First Lady.

Milton Stern is the author of "Harriet Lane, America's First Lady" (www.harrietlane.net), the first extensive biography of President James Buchanan's niece. Due to his thorough research of Harriet Lane's life, he has been interviewed on numerous radio programs and is considered the definitive expert on the life of Harriet Lane.

"Unfortunately for Lane, she was the niece of a chief executive who was wrongfully blamed for events that had been unfolding since the drafting of the Constitution," Stern says. "His position as the fifteenth President, who was followed by America's greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, made him the scapegoat. Few realize that Lincoln supported Buchanan's policies in regard to South Carolina's secession from the Union until Fort Sumter was attacked, and Buchanan supported Lincoln's during the entire Civil War."

When asked why he wrote Harriet Lane's biography, Stern said, "She was an inspiration not only to American women, but also all Americans, as she devoted her entire life to social causes and for the betterment of this great country. Americans still benefit from her generosity."

Milton Stern is also the author of "America's Bachelor President and the First Lady" and the Executive Editor of "SelfPublisher News" (www.selfpublishernews.com). He resides in Washington, DC, with his toy parti-poodle, Serena Rose Elizabeth Montgomery. His next book, "On Tuesdays, They Played Mah Jongg" (www.mahjongg.us), will be released in the fall.

Harriet Lane, America's First Lady,
2005 ISBN 1411626087,
Milton Stern,
http://www.harrietlane.net,
miltonstern@harrietlane.net


MORE RESOURCES:

Book Reveiws - Google News

This RSS feed URL is deprecated

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Book entertaining, characters one-dimensional - Bismarck Tribune


Bismarck Tribune

Book entertaining, characters one-dimensional
Bismarck Tribune
Del Corwyn is an aging out-of-work actor living in modern day Los Angeles. A former A-lister, who at the highlight of his career, was nominated for the coveted Oscar. As a young actor, he met and became more than a little friendly with the legendary ...

Book looks at choosing partners - Bismarck Tribune


Bismarck Tribune

Book looks at choosing partners
Bismarck Tribune
The author is a British “relationship psychologist,” who is most famous for co-authoring “The Joy of Sex,” with Alex Comfort. With this book, she covers another important topic. Quilliam briefly sketches the history of marriage selection. She notes ...

John Lutz novel imagines threat of WWII atomic bomb - STLtoday.com


STLtoday.com

John Lutz novel imagines threat of WWII atomic bomb
STLtoday.com
We all know that the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. But what if the U.S. had a third bomb ready to drop? What if that third bomb suddenly disappeared? And what if a vengeful man of half-Japanese descent learns ...

Local teacher writes novel about Lincoln as a boy | Book reviews ... - STLtoday.com


STLtoday.com

Local teacher writes novel about Lincoln as a boy | Book reviews ...
STLtoday.com
Jan Jacobi has been a middle school humanities teacher for more than 40 years, many of them at St. Louis Country Day School and MICDS, and currently at St. Michael School of Clayton. In “Young Lincoln,” his novel for young adults and middle readers ...

and more »

Lisa Halliday on 'Asymmetry' - New York Times


New York Times

Lisa Halliday on 'Asymmetry'
New York Times
In The New York Times Book Review, Alice Gregory reviews Lisa Halliday's debut novel, “Asymmetry.” Gregory writes: Photo. Halliday's novel is so strange and startlingly smart that its mere existence seems like commentary on the state of fiction. One ...

Book Reviews: Andrew Jackson, The Man on the Bill - The Epoch Times


The Epoch Times

Book Reviews: Andrew Jackson, The Man on the Bill
The Epoch Times
Shen Yun Special Coverage · The Classics: Looking Back, Looking Forward · Performing Arts · Fine Arts · Literature · Entertainment · Film & TV · Film Reviews · Entertainment News · Life · Slice of Life · Inspired · Autos · Careers · Family · Education ...

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy, book review: Inventions with unexpected connections - ZDNet


ZDNet

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy, book review: Inventions with unexpected connections
ZDNet
Everyone who reads this book probably has a different list of things they wish had been included. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a nod to the textile arts -- particularly knitting and weaving. In science and technology, however, there are ...

11 New Books We Recommend This Week - New York Times


New York Times

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
New York Times
(Avon.) Cole's main character, a young epidemiologist pursuing her Ph.D. in New York, is refreshingly down-to-earth, and her love affair with a young African prince develops at a satisfying slow burn. This novel checks a lot of boxes: STEM girls ...

Comic Book Reviews for February 14, 2018 - IGN


IGN

Comic Book Reviews for February 14, 2018
IGN
By Jesse Schedeen, Blair Marnell and Kat Calamia The comic book industry celebrated Valentine's Day with another massive pile of new releases. DC welcomed writer Grant Morrison back into the fold with Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1. Marvel ...

LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

PreLaunchX

PrimeNews Domain Is For Sale - $5,000 For Enquiries eMail Us

© www.PrimeNews.biz - 2012

home | site map | links