Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PrefaceAcknowledgementsChapter One In the Beginning Big Nadine, Little Nadine: 1930s and 1940s My Role Model A New Life, and New Problems Big Nadine Growing up, in Body and Mind Billy Lee Brammer, 1950 Young Marrieds Testing the Waters, Pushing the BoundariesChapter Two 1951-1961: A Wild Ride in Washington Meeting "The Senator" Wandering Eyes and Hands The LBJ Charisma The 1956 Election A Marriage on the Verge Deep in the Heart The Best of Times, the Worst of Times Sadness Permeated the Marriage A Novel Finds Success, but a Marriage Crumbles Bill's Swinging SixtiesChapter Three 1961-1966: A New Love and Politics The Power of Fantasy Tragedy and the Aftermath The Run for CongressChapter Four 1967-1969: Life as a Congressional Wife Congress, Itself Junkets: The Perk That Almost Makes It Worth It The Congressional Social Whirl A Front-Row Seat to a Revolution A Culture in Turmoil A More Personal RevolutionChapter Five The Seventies: Changes, Both Public and Private More Changes and a Growing Distance Multiple Roles, Many Faces Reefer Madness Bill Makes an Appearance Back Home to Texas, Once Again The Death of a Marriage An Experimental Walk Down Memory Lane Endings Bring Beginnings The Nineties and the Circle ClosesEpilogue. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Child of the Great Depression, teenage "Duchess of Palms" beauty queen, wife of an acclaimed novelist and later of a brilliant U.S. congressman, and ultimately a successful single working woman and mother, Nadine Eckhardt has lived a fascinating life. In this unique, funny, and honest memoir, she recounts her journey from being a "fifties girl" who lived through the men in her life to becoming a woman in her own right, working toward her own goals.
Eckhardt's first marriage to writer Billy Lee Brammer gave her entrée to liberal political and literary circles in Austin and Washington, where she and Brammer both worked for Senator Lyndon B. Johnson. She describes the heady excitement of LBJ's world?a milieu that Brammer vividly captured in his novel The Gay Place. She next recalls her second marriage to Bob Eckhardt, whom she helped get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as her growing involvement with the counterculture of social protest, sexual revolution, and drug use. Eckhardt honestly recounts how the changing times changed her perception of herself, recalling that "I didn't know how to achieve for myself, only for others, and I felt ripped off and empty." This painful realization opened the door to a new life for Eckhardt. Her memoir concludes with a joyful description of her multifaceted later life as a restaurateur, assistant to Molly Ivins, writer, and center of a wide circle of friends.
Über den Autor: NADINE ECKHARDT has worked in politics and journalism, lobbied, sold real estate, and run restaurants. Now retired, she continues to enjoy life as a writer, mother, and grandmother. Duchess of Palms is her first book.
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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin Texas, 2009. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. CI1 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and few tiny tear on the edges, book has a 4"x0.5" cutout on the top of the front free endpaper, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and light shelf wear. 8.75"x5.75", 125 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers EC44480BB