From Publishers Weekly
This captivating memoir by the wife of the late Idaho senator Frank Church captures the essence of what life was like when, in 1957, as a young couple, the Churches established themselves among the Washington elite and when, later, they fought battles, large and small, both in and out of the political arena. Relating her story simply and sincerely, Church acknowledges that she "was hardly the classic senator's wife. I have often described my life in Washington as like Cinderella's: I was either cleaning the fireplace or going to the ball." Although Church's role as a senator's wife demanded active participation in Washington's social circles, she did more than play hostess; with her political acuity (she was fascinated with politics from her school days), she often advised her husband in matters of state, earning the affectionate nickname "the third Senator from Idaho." 16 page photo insert.
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. . . offers vivid sidelights on history from a senatorial wife with an unconquerable zest for life and for politics. -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian
This book is the real deal. It describes politics as it is really played. . . It's also a wonderful love story -- Cokie Roberts, ABC News
Touching and poignant, filled with memorable insights not only into politics but into human nature. . . a simply wonderful book. -- Robert A. Caro, author "Master of the Senate"