Saturday, May 3, 2014

A great biography and memoir of America's first woman ambassador (minister to Denmark 1933-37), a Florida congresswoman, and the daughter of the Great Commoner William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic nominee for president and Secretary of State in President Wilson' administration. The memoir is written by Ruth's daughter Rudd, herself a candidate for Congress in 1958. The Myers family has been friends of Rudd's since the 1950s when my mother Helen managed Rudd's congressional campaign. I helped produce this edition published by CreateSpace.

Besides being a top-rank politician, Ruth Bryan Owen lived a live full of both great romance and troubling heartbreak. A fascinating story from an earlier time.

Ruth Bryan Owen: Congresswoman and Diplomat