The Titled Americans: Three American Sisters And the British Aristocratic World Into Which They Married

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Grove Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 452 pages
Elisabeth Kehoe brings to life a sweeping, three-generational saga of the remarkable Jerome sisters -- among the most glamorous women of their time -- whose well-chosen marriages to British aristocracy represented the first of such transatlantic unions. Although full of princely lovers, balls, house parties, and diamond brooches, the story’s heart is the intensely supportive and beautifully affectionate relationship between the sisters. Waves of grave financial hardship afflicted them all, but they always rallied to rescue one another. Beginning in 1840s America and ending one hundred years later in the middle of World War II when the British nation was fighting for survival under the leadership of Jennie’s son, Winston Churchill, this biography presents an epic story of family and fortune that encompasses both the apogee and the twilight of the British Empire.
 

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While I enjoyed this story and learning about the interesting lives led by the sisters, I also felt that it dragged on for rather longer than it needed to given its subject matter. And I’m a history ... Read full review

The titled Americans: three American sisters and the British aristocratic world into which they married

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In her first book, both a remarkable achievement and a real treat, Kehoe, who has a doctorate in history from the University of London, tells the tale of the Jerome sisters, three Americans who ... Read full review

Contents

Mrs Astors New York
1
The Court of Emperor Louis Napoleon
24
Randolph
41
The Prince of Wales and the Marlborough House Set
62
The Wild West
92
Glaslough
121
The Churchills in America
147
The Funeral Tour
176
Lower Jerome Terrace
197
Mortal Ruin
221
The Last Duel
250
The Lamps Go Out in Europe
290
After the Deluge
319
Last Journeys
342
Four Roses from Four Sons
367
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