Titel: The Chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge: An American Girl Travels Into the Twentieth Century
Autor/en: Albert J. Beveridge, Susan Radomsky
November 2005 - gebunden - 256 Seiten
Anyone with a love of history and Americana will find this book to be so much more than just a biography. Catherine Eddy Beveridge's life was a window to some of the most important historical events and personalities of her time. Through her Chronicle, the reader receives a highly insightful and unmatched perspective of social and political life in early twentieth-century America.
1 Preface 2 A Personal Introduction 3 The Chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge 4 1902: The Porters. Paris preparations. Ambassador & Mrs. White. Ther Berlin Palace. Miss Perkins. The Reichstag. The Russian court. The Grand Duchess Vladimir. The Elchoes. Boradway. Prince Henry visits. My tutor, Miss Moewis. Constantinople. 5 1903: The Streets-of-Cairo party. Mrs. Gradner's new museum. Motoring-Ethel Barrymore. Ottawa days. Munich. Mother & Mrs. Field sit for Lenbach. Our dresses are made. Katherine Dexter & Stanley McCormick. 6 1904: The Indiana senator. My mother is ill. Cissy Patterson & Count Gizicki. Henry Adams. A summer in Germany. Katherine Dexter's wedding. Homward bound. Uncle Arther dies. 7 1905: A German suitor appears. Henry James. Robert Herrick. St. Petersburg on the brink. Count von Dohna's fate. Aunt Delia becomes Mrs. Field. Chartres under the influence. Marshall Field, Jr. shoots himself. 8 1906: Death of Mr. Field. Albertine's plight. The Washington whirl. Spencer's wedding. A Norwegian coronation. Invercauld. Old and new homes. A welcome admirer. 9 1907: Washington excitement. Walter Berry. Gifford Pinchot. A hazardous engagement. I am married. Quiet crises. My mother's illness. A senator's wife. 10 1908: With the Roosevelts. Political dinners. Election-year excitement. Katherine Elkins & the Duke d'Abruzzi. My fireworks. The Battleshipe Fight. Albert Jr. The Senator on the stump. Many struggles are over. 11 Afterword 12 Catherine's Family 13 Dramatis Personae
Albert J. Beveridge III is founding partner and senior counsel for Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department of Johns Hopkins University. Albert Beveridge is the grandson of Catherine Eddy Beveridge. Susan Radomksy is a writer who lives in Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.
Catherine Eddy Beveridge's fast-paced chronicle is more than a charming account of a young woman's entrance into the international arena. Gracefully introduced by Mrs. Beveridge's grandson, The Chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge introduces us to fascinating diplomatic and social worlds at the dawn of the twentieth century. -- James Grossman, The Newberry Library The author's own extensive side notes further add to the diary's historical context...additionally, Beveridge III includes an extensive essay detailing Catherine's family history and providing significant background material...these additional sections provide considerable contextual material that helps the reader understand the political and social world of Catherine Eddy Beveridge. -- Amy L. Wink, Indiana University Indiana Magazine Of History This is a captivating story of privilege and politics at the dawn of the twentieth century told from the perspective of a vibrant young woman relishing it all. From Chicago, to Washington, to London, to Berlin, Catherine Eddy Beveridge shows us the life of the American upper class as vividly as an Edith Wharton novel. -- Drew Gilpin Faust, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study