American Jennie: The Remarkable Life Of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne SebbaAmerican Jennie: The Remarkable Life Of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne Sebba

American Jennie: The Remarkable Life Of Lady Randolph Churchill

byAnne Sebba

Hardcover | October 30, 2007

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Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy in 1874, after a three-day romance. She became Lady Randolph Churchill, wife of a maverick politician and mother of the most famous British statesman of the century. Jennie Churchill was not merely the most talked about and controversial American woman in London society, she was a dynamic behind-the-scenes political force and a woman of sexual fearlessness at a time when women were not supposed to be sexually liberated. A concert pianist, magazine founder and editor, and playwright, she was also, above all, a devoted mother to Winston. In American Jennie, Anne Sebba draws on newly discovered personal correspondences and archives to examine the unusually powerful mutual infatuation between Jennie and her son and to relate the passionate and ultimately tragic career of the woman whom Winston described as having “the wine of life in her veins.”
Anne Sebba is a biographer, journalist, lecturer, and author of six books, including the best-selling Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image and Laura Ashley: A Life by Design. She lives in London.
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Title:American Jennie: The Remarkable Life Of Lady Randolph ChurchillFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393057720

ISBN - 13:9780393057720

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Woman Behind the Son An interesting biography of Jennie Churchill who was the mother of Winston Churchill. She was a liberated woman in 19th century England. She took on many different roles from performer to writer and editor but one of the most important ones was to mold her son Winston's career. She knew that he was destined for great things and would do all she could to ensure that he had the advantages that would get him there. She was politically liberated, socially liberated, and sexually liberated at a time when women had certain roles reserved for them. she was not content for traditional roles and threw herself fully into all walks of English society.
Date published: 2017-03-13