Ida McKinley

Ida McKinley Interesting read about a First Lady somewhat in the shadow s of her martyred husband. Not the easiest read The beginning of the book drags a bit but overall a very well written and well researched book that sheds light on one of the lesser known first ladies. An informative and enlightening narrative of an intelligent and influential first lady who faced many challenges, including the assassination of her husband Read 973.88092 A6285 2013 Ida Saxton is an interesting person In her youth, she was a very vibrant, active, adventurous woman who bucked the attitudes of gender roles in her day by working in her father s bank She married Civil War hero and up and coming politician William McKinley They had two children, both of whom died very young This left Ida devastated She would often see other people s children and imagine what her own would be like This gave her a fondness for children.Along with this wound to her psyche, Mrs McKinley also began suffering from seizures This made her somewhat reclusive from time to time as treatments would go from helping to harming her Add to this, she was married to the very ambitious William McKinley who was very doting and attentive to his wife s needs while being a very public figure whom the public begs for attention This leads to a very interesting lifestyle as he goes from the House of Representative, to Governor of Ohio, to President I found it very interesting how McKinley carefully balanced the use of his wife s invalidism in his campaign for president He managed to derive sympathy for his wife without evoking pity or even disdain for her condition which was considered unacceptable at the time There were great efforts to hid what her true condition was Also very interesting was how Mrs McKinley could influence policy and the president s decisions during the White House Years At times, she became incredibly dependent upon the Major as she called him, frequently calling him away from important meetings Other times, she would help him think about the situations he was dealing with Overall, the book was very informative and enjoyable Mr Anthony has done a lot of research to put this together I was very impressed It did get a little tedious at then end in describing Mrs McKinley s widowhood as there seems to be a long list of shows and events Mrs McKinley attends However, this is very necessary in describing Mrs McKinley s recovery from grief after the assassination of her husband I recommend. This Is The First Full Length Biography Of Ida Saxton McKinley , The Wife Of William McKinley, President Of The United States From To His Assassination In Long Demeaned By History Because She Suffered From Epilepsy Which The Society Of Her Era Mistakenly Believed To Border On Mental Illness Ida McKinley Was An Exceptional Woman Who Exerted A Strong Influence On Her Husband S Political DecisionsBorn In Canton, Ohio, Ida Saxton Was The Eldest Of Three Children Throughout Her Youth, Ida Was Remarkably Independent And Energetic She Was Interested In Art, Architecture, And Current Events, And She Was Sensitive To The Plight Of Working Women In She Married Lawyer And Civil War Veteran William McKinley Following The Deaths Of Their Two Daughters And Her Mother, Ida S Physical Condition Deteriorated During The Years Her Husband Served As A US Congressman And As Ohio Governor, Her Health FluctuatedThroughout William S Presidential Campaign, Delegations Came To The McKinley Home In Canton To Hear The Candidate Speak From The Front Porch Occasionally, Ida Was Healthy Enough To Speak With And Meet Political Figures Sometimes She Simply Sat To Hear His Speeches At Other Times She Was Entirely Absent Her Husband S Devotion To Her In Her State Became An Attribute Of The Campaign Author Carl Sferrazza Anthony Shows That Despite Her Frail Health, Ida Was Determined To Fulfill As Much Of Her Role As First Lady As She Could She Made Keen And Accurate Political Observations Particularly In Assessing The Motives Of Those Ambitious For Appointments And Her Unrelenting Lobbying On Behalf Of Methodist Missionary Efforts Factored Into The President S Decision To Retain The Philippine Islands For The United StatesThis Fascinating Biography Is Essential Reading For Anyone Interested In The Life And Times Of An Extraordinary First Lady

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 358 pages
  • Ida McKinley
  • Carl Sferrazza Anthony
  • English
  • 23 October 2019

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