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American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt Hardcover – Large Print, July 10 2019

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156 ratings

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"Epic in scope and rich in immersive detail, American Princess is a compelling and poignant tribute to one of America's most colorful, unconventional, and trend-setting women. Highly recommended read!"--Laura Kamoie, New York Times bestselling coauthor of America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton

"A fascinating account of the life of the daring and adventurous Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Brimming with political history, scandal, and insight into some of America's most influential figures,
American Princess is a must-read for historical fiction fans."--Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana

"Thornton skillfully brings to life the incomparable and unapologetic Alice Roosevelt, whose scandalous life was at the center of American politics for nearly a century. Fast-paced and written with verve and sass, this book is a treat and a treasure for history lovers. Fabulous!"--Stephanie Dray,
New York Times bestselling coauthor of America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton

"Skillfully woven and impeccably researched,
American Princess brims with scandals, secrets, and the complexities of love in all of its wondrous, maddening forms. A vividly imagined portrait that mesmerized me from the first page to the last."--Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost

"The wild, wonderful, outsize personality of presidential daughter Alice Roosevelt is on full and fantastic display in this lightly fictionalized take on her unapologetic, unconventional life....Alice herself would undoubtedly have loved this take on her unorthodox life--as will the many destined to read it."--Publishers Weekly

"An absorbing portrait of a woman who lived life on her own terms."--Booklist

"Witty and poignant, chock full of secrets and scandals and richly researched, American Princess has everything you could want in historical fiction."--Renée Rosen, bestselling author of Windy City Blues

"Stephanie Thornton's sparkling new novel captivates from page one. This intimate portrait of Alice Roosevelt follows America's favorite first daughter from wild young debutante to Washington DC grand dame and delights every step of the way."--Alix Rickloff, author of The Way to London

"I loved reading about how this no-holds-barred woman took the country, the world by storm. Her life spans many of the important events and people of the twentieth century, from World War I to the assassination of J.F. Kennedy. A completely satisfying, mesmerizing, read."--Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American

"With graceful prose, Thornton paints a lively portrait of the indomitable Alice Roosevelt--socialite, writer, and president's daughter.... A rich and compelling read, American Princess is one I won't soon forget."--Heather Webb, international bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WWI

"I fell in love with Alice Roosevelt's voice.... Thornton has successfully created an endearing, unforgettable female figure.... American Princess, is a powerful, mesmerizing historical novel, destined to be shelved as a classic!"--Weina Dai Randel, author of The Moon in the Palace, 2017 RWA RITA(R) Award Winner

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Stephanie Marie Thornton is a high school history teacher and lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thorndike Press; 1st edition (July 10 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 718 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1432862979
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1432862978
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 1.63 kg
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 3.18 x 22.23 cm
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Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with women from history since she was twelve. She is the author of seven novels and lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska. Visit her website at

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