Rebecca Boggs Roberts - Untold Power - Virtual Event

The Country Bookshop presents a conversation with Rebecca Boggs Roberts. Kimberly Daniels Taws will interview Rebecca about Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.

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Copies of the book are available for preorder


We will email you a link for the conversation prior to the event and also a link to the video of the conversation following the event.


About the Book:


A nuanced portrait of the first acting woman president, written with fresh and cinematic verve by a leading historian on women’s suffrage and power


While this nation has yet to elect its first woman president—and though history has downplayed her role—just over a century ago a woman became the nation’s first acting president. In fact, she was born in 1872, and her name was Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. She climbed her way out of Appalachian poverty and into the highest echelons of American power and in 1919 effectively acted as the first woman president of the U.S. (before women could even vote nationwide) when her husband, Woodrow Wilson, was incapacitated. Beautiful, brilliant, charismatic, catty, and calculating, she was a complicated figure whose personal quest for influence reshaped the position of First Lady into one of political prominence forever. And still nobody truly understands who she was.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387