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Madam President Chosen as Editors Pick Foreword Magazine

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Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is an Editors Pick in Foreword Magazine.

Reviewed by Meg Nola
November 1, 2016

Women have assumed presidential power before, as this compelling portrait of Edith Wilson shows.

Has America already had a woman president? William Hazelgrove’s Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson makes a compelling case to that effect, detailing how First Lady Edith Wilson assumed many of her husband’s responsibilities after Woodrow Wilson suffered a crippling stroke.

Pairing historical facts with a lively, engaging narrative, Hazelgrove sets the scene leading to the President’s health crisis. Wilson came to office with preexisting hypertension and arteriosclerosis. World War I and the unsuccessful fight to join the League of Nations took a further toll on his well-being. Following the October 1919 stroke, Wilson was left partially paralyzed and blind in one eye. He was also physically weak, psychologically overwhelmed, and hardly fit to serve.

Hazelgrove’s portrait of Edith reveals a capable, devoted woman, unexpectedly forced to play a major part in governing the United States. The pressure placed upon Mrs. Wilson was intense. The President’s post-stroke condition had to be kept confidential so as not to alarm an already anxious nation.

Wilson’s political rivals needed to be subdued as well, particularly “venomous serpent” Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, as Edith called him, and the pugnacious Theodore Roosevelt, both men portrayed vividly by Hazelgrove. Despite his health issues, Wilson did not concede to Vice President Thomas Marshall. Therefore, until the end of Wilson’s term in 1921, Edith quietly handled a triage of Oval Office matters while acting as her husband’s confidante and caretaker.

Gesturing to Edith Wilson as “Madam President” is shown to be deserved, though her role was never officially acknowledged. For a woman who had little formal education or prior political experience, Edith Wilson’s efforts to keep the White House afloat are shown to have been extraordinary.

Madam President brings Edith Wilson’s so-called petticoat government to its rightful light, and offers a poignant look at Woodrow Wilson, as a lover, a husband, and a leader.

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Madam President Picked by The Literary Guild

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Literary Guild Selection Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson was chosen by The Literary Guild. The Literary Guild chooses from thousands of books and selects the best in each genre for it’s members.

The Pen Used by the President to Declare World War I at the Woodrow Wilson House DC

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Foreword Magazine Review of Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

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Madame President Coming 2016

Madame President Coming 2016

Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson
William Hazelgrove
Regnery History (Oct 17, 2016)
Hardcover $29.99 (352pp)
978-1-62157-475-0
Women have assumed presidential power before, as this compelling portrait of Edith Wilson shows.
Has America already had a woman president? William Hazelgrove’s Madam President: The Secret
Presidency of Edith Wilson makes a compelling case to that effect, detailing how First Lady Edith Wilson assumed
many of her husband’s responsibilities after Woodrow Wilson suffered a crippling stroke.
Pairing historical facts with a lively, engaging narrative, Hazelgrove sets the scene leading to the President’s
health crisis.
Wilson came to office with preexisting hypertension and arteriosclerosis. World War I and the
unsuccessful fight to join the League of Nations took a further toll on his well-being. Following the October 1919
stroke, Wilson was left partially paralyzed and blind in one eye. He was also physically weak, psychologically
overwhelmed, and hardly fit to serve.
Hazelgrove’s portrait of Edith reveals a capable, devoted woman, unexpectedly forced to play a major part in
governing the United States. The pressure placed upon Mrs. Wilson was intense. The President’s post-stroke
condition had to be kept confidential so as not to alarm an already anxious nation.
Wilson’s political rivals needed to be subdued as well, particularly “venomous serpent” Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge, as Edith called him, and the pugnacious Theodore Roosevelt, both men portrayed vividly by Hazelgrove.
Despite his health issues, Wilson did not concede to Vice President Thomas Marshall. Therefore, until the end of
Wilson’s term in 1921, Edith quietly handled a triage of Oval Office matters while acting as her husband’s confidante
and caretaker.
Gesturing to Edith Wilson as “Madam President” is shown to be deserved, though her role was never officially
acknowledged. For a woman who had little formal education or prior political experience, Edith Wilson’s efforts to keep
the White House afloat are shown to have been extraordinary.
Madam President brings Edith Wilson’s so-called petticoat government to its rightful light, and offers a poignant look at Woodrow Wilson, as a lover, a husband, and a leader.
MEG NOLA

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Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson Hits the Shelves

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Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is now on the shelves!

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History Book Club Selection
Movie Rights Optioned by Storyline Entertainment
After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years; yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington, D.C. circles at the time–one senator called her “the Presidentress who had fulfilled the dream of suffragettes by changing her title from First Lady to Acting First Man”–her legacy as “First Woman President” is now largely forgotten.
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Edith Wilson Birthplace Celebration for Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson Great Success

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