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American Queen [electronic resource] : The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War ""Belle of the North"" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal.

By: Oller, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (721 p.).ISBN: 9780306822810; 0306822814.Subject(s): Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 | Socialites -- United States -- Biography | Sprague, Kate Chase, 1840-1899 | Sprague, William, 1830-1915 | United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Sprague, Kate Chase, 1840-1899 | Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 | Sprague, William, 1830-1915 | Socialites -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Women | Historical | Civil War Period (1850-1877) | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Queen : The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War ""Belle of the North"" and Gilded Age Woman of ScandalDDC classification: 973.5092 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image
Contents:
A Note on the Text; Contents; Prologue: A Woman in the Arena; PART I: MISS CHASE; 1. "Qualified to Ornament Any Society"; 2. "I Shall Strive to Be First Wherever I May Be"; 3. "How Short Then Is This Life!"; 4. The Belle of Columbus; 5. The Belle of Washington; 6. The Boy Governor; 7: Mrs. Lincoln's Rival; 8. Wedding of the Decade; PART II: MRS. SPRAGUE; 9. "Imagine My Disappointment"; 10. "Our Accomplished Countrywoman"; 11. "More Unfitness Day by Day"; 12. "I Am Told That She Actually Controls the Entire Affair"; 13. "You Have Been Most Cruelly Deceived"; 14. "I Almost Hate This Man"
15. "She's Capable of Hitting Him"16. Some Dared Call It Treason; 17. End of an Era; 18. End of an Empire; 19. "Intended by Their Creator for Each Other"; 20. "Mrs. Conkling Is Not Here This Winter"; 21. "The Now Notorious Outbreak"; 22. "The Bird Has Flown"; PART III: KATE CHASE AGAIN; 23. "A Dinner with the Queen"; 24. "As Much Alone as Cleopatra"; 25. Gilded Age Woman; 26. Stalwart Woman; 27. An Unmarried Woman; 28. An Independent Woman; 29. "What We Have Is Good"; 30. "None Outshone Her"; Epilogue; Photographs; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: <Div>In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of <b>Kate Chase Sprague</b>, Mary Lincoln''s ambitious rival.</div>
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A Note on the Text; Contents; Prologue: A Woman in the Arena; PART I: MISS CHASE; 1. "Qualified to Ornament Any Society"; 2. "I Shall Strive to Be First Wherever I May Be"; 3. "How Short Then Is This Life!"; 4. The Belle of Columbus; 5. The Belle of Washington; 6. The Boy Governor; 7: Mrs. Lincoln's Rival; 8. Wedding of the Decade; PART II: MRS. SPRAGUE; 9. "Imagine My Disappointment"; 10. "Our Accomplished Countrywoman"; 11. "More Unfitness Day by Day"; 12. "I Am Told That She Actually Controls the Entire Affair"; 13. "You Have Been Most Cruelly Deceived"; 14. "I Almost Hate This Man"

15. "She's Capable of Hitting Him"16. Some Dared Call It Treason; 17. End of an Era; 18. End of an Empire; 19. "Intended by Their Creator for Each Other"; 20. "Mrs. Conkling Is Not Here This Winter"; 21. "The Now Notorious Outbreak"; 22. "The Bird Has Flown"; PART III: KATE CHASE AGAIN; 23. "A Dinner with the Queen"; 24. "As Much Alone as Cleopatra"; 25. Gilded Age Woman; 26. Stalwart Woman; 27. An Unmarried Woman; 28. An Independent Woman; 29. "What We Have Is Good"; 30. "None Outshone Her"; Epilogue; Photographs; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

<Div>In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of <b>Kate Chase Sprague</b>, Mary Lincoln''s ambitious rival.</div>

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