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Sylvia Jukes Morris was born and educated in England, where she taught English literature before immigrating to America. She is the author of Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady, and is married to the writer Edmund Morris. They live in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.


"A model biography . . . the sort that only real writers can write."--Gore Vidal, The New Yorker

"[The] riveting first part of a two-volume biography . . . Relentlessly candid, meticulously documented, Morris's book traces [Clare Boothe] Luce's rocketing rise from illegitimacy and poverty to wealth, power and fame."--Hartford Courant

"Powerful and resonant, admiring at times, always critical, at times searing, but ultimately fair."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Crammed with enough drama for several mini-series."--The New York Times

"An important book about an important figure . . . a stunning feat of biography."--Forbes

"A dishy biography that is also a formidable work of research."--Slate

"One of those rare books where the reader dreads the final page."--Newport News Daily Press

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