After only two months since release, Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is now on two Bestsller Lists. The first is the History Book Club and recently the book hit the Bestseller list in the Military Book Club. A Literary Guild Selection Madam President is poised to take off.
The American History Shelf
Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson
Regnery Publishing, Inc.
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
9781621574750 $29.99 www.regnery.com
Thoroughly accessible to lay readers and scholars alike, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is the true story of the women who was America’s first female president, in practical reality if not necessarily elective office. In the fall of 1919, an era of fragile peace after the close of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke that left him bedridden. His wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, worked to handle the everyday responsibilities of the Executive Office, including reading all correspondence addressed to her husband. The extent of her governmental work was kept secret at the time, and has been largely forgotten today, but her legacy helped set the groundwork for women in public office. Extensively researched, and enhanced with notes, a bibliography, and an index, Madam President is a timely “must-read”, and highly recommended, especially for public and college library collections.