Saturday, August 13, 2016
|Author Stephen T. Moskey tells the story of Larz and Isabel Anderson, wealthy socialites (and Wilson contemporaries) whose extraordinary lives spanned a century of American history – from the Civil War to World War II. Their world included dozens of celebrities who helped define modern culture and politics: Henry and Clover Adams, Alice Pike Barney, Cecilia Beaux, Lord and Lady Curzon, Maud Howe Elliott, Henry James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, and William Howard Taft. Larz and Isabel Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age offers readers a fresh look at this fascinating period of American history. Its focus on the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race offers insight into the origins of contemporary American life. Most importantly, Isabel Anderson emerges from these pages in a new light – as a shining example of the modern American woman.
Stephen T. Moskey researches and writes about American cultural history. A graduate of Georgetown University, he is a member of the Historical Society of Washington, the Victorian Society of America, and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. He co-authored The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence and the Cultural History of Washington, D.C.
Dr. Moskey will be available to sign books following the program.