Professor to Speak on Her Best-Selling Biography
October 15, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Stacy Cordery, a history professor at Monmouth College in Monmouth
Ill., and bibliographer for the National First Ladies’ Library, will speak about her
best-selling biography, Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker.
Part of the IWU’s History Department Colloquium Series, the presentation will take
place on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium (C101) of the Center
for Natural Science (201 E Beecher St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to
Cordery’s book is about Longworth, daughter of president Theodore Roosevelt, who was
referred to as “Princess Alice” during her time in the White House. Longworth was
by many accounts the first female celebrity of the twentieth century. After marrying
Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth, she became a powerful force in Washington
political and social circles.
Cordery’s book has been favorably reviewed in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. For more information contact April Schultz, associate
professor of history and director of women’s studies, at email@example.com.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181