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Courtesy of Stacy A. Cordery

Historian Stacy A. Cordery is the author of four books, including New York Times bestselling biography Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker. The recipient of several teaching awards, she is serving this academic year as the Dennis & Vaune Johnson Endowed Chair in Theodore Roosevelt Studies and the Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. In August, she returns to her position as professor in the Iowa State University History Department where she teaches courses on First Ladies, the Gilded Age, and modern America. Cordery’s public appearances include NPR’s Weekend Edition, the History Channel, CNN, Smithsonian TV, the Diane Rehm Show, and C-Span. Cordery has also penned the authoritative biography of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low and two books about Theodore Roosevelt. She is completing a biography of cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden for Viking Penguin.