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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
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ADRIAN FORT was educated at Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Fellow. He practiced as a lawyer and became involved with politics before pursuing a financial career. He has published many articles on financial and economic matters and has broadcast frequently on the radio. His previous books include Prof The Life and Times of Frederick Lindemann and Archibald Wavell: The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant.

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"Fast-paced, exhaustively detailed, and crisply told . . . Fort's compulsively readable work is an inspiring tale of an energetic woman--far ahead of her time--tirelessly working to pave the way for future generations." "--Publishers Weekly"

"She was brash and had a knack of infuriating people, but she was still "the" political hostess of the generation. . . . She was assertive to the point of bullying and had a caustic wit--a loose cannon who, in spite of herself, managed to aid the English in their struggle through the Depression and two world wars. . . . A wonderful history of tumultuous times." --"Kirkus Reviews"


"'I am the kind of woman I would run from.' That was how Nancy Astor described herself, yet this society hostess, groundbreaking politician, and sharp-tongued wit was someone you very much want to read about." --"The Daily Beast

""An entertaining biography of the Virginia belle who crossed the Atlantic--and was soon engaged in conversational combat with the likes of Stalin and Churchill." --Vogue.com

"Admirably brave . . . a marvelous subject for biography. Mr. Fort adds a sober assessment of her political skills, a love of the rich tapestry of her life and a good ear for the anecdotes with which it was filled." --"The Wall Street Journal"

"Perceptive and lively, sympathetic and honest, "Nancy" embodies the best of popular biography." "--Richmond Times-Dispatch"

"Fast-paced, exhaustively detailed, and crisply told . . . Fort's compulsively readable work is an inspiring tale of an energetic woman--far ahead of her time--tirelessly working to pave the way for future generations." "--Publishers Weekly"

"She was brash and had a knack of infuriating people, but she was still "the" political hostess of the generation. . . . She was assertive to the point of bullying and had a caustic wit--a loose cannon who, in spite of herself, managed to aid the English in their struggle through the Depression and two world wars. . . . A wonderful history of tumultuous times." --"Kirkus Reviews"

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