Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Iowa State University
Website URL
First Ladies, First Daughters, First Families, Gilded Age, Roosevelts, Girl Scouts, Elizabeth Arden
Additional Contact Information
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Personal Info

About Me

Professor of History, Iowa State University

Recent Publications

Currently under contract with Viking/Penguin for a biography of Elizabeth Arden.

Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts (Viking, 2012).

Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker (Viking, 2007).

Theodore Roosevelt: In the Vanguard of the Modern (Wadsworth, 2002).


Media Coverage
I have appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, NPR's Weekend Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, the Diane Rehm Show, the Smithsonian Channel, the History Channel, and been quoted in the Washington Post, the Independent, the Atlantic, Macleans, and USA Today, among others.
Country Focus
the United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Politics, Women