Alice seems to have fallen in love with Borah from the Senate gallery, where she could listen to his famed oratory in favor of Prohibition and against the League of Nations. More privately, Borah would entertain her with stories of his youthful lawyering among the cattle ranchers and miners of his home state.
The two sent frequent letters across town and sustained their discreet affair with a mutal veneration of both English literature and the memory of Theodore Roosevelt. Borah died in , nine years after Nick Longworth.
Paulina would die in her early 30s, from a toxic combination of medication and alcohol, leaving Alice to spend the best portion of her old age raising her orphaned granddaughter, Joanna Sturm. View all New York Times newsletters.
Though she would have been pleased to see Borah, or even Nick, take up residence in the White House, none of its later occupants, or aspirants, measured up to her father. Kennedy, even before he signed legislation renaming the House Office Building for the long-dead Nick Longworth. Joe McCarthy was an entirely different story. The truckman, the trash man and the policemen on the block may call me Alice, but you may not. For all her attempts to view Mrs.
The isolationism she shared with Borah after World War I did extend itself to membership on the board of America First in the years before Pearl Harbor, but it was personalities more than ideology that captured her attention and energy: prior to his assassination in , she was more taken with Bobby Kennedy than any other politician in Washington.
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Age toning. Fine DJ. Alice Roosevelt Longworth lived her entire life on the political stage and in the public eye, earning her the nickname 'the other Washington monument. Cordery presents a detailed and richly entertaining portrait of the witty and whip-smart daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. Smoking, gambling, and dressing flamboyantly, she flouted social conventions and opened the door for other women to do the same. Alice's political acumen was widely respected in Washington.
She was a sharp-tongued critic of her cousin FDR's New Deal programs, and meetings in her drawing room helped to change the course of history, from undermining the League of Nations to boosting Nixon. During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, her legendary salons were still the center of political ferment.