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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you William Hazelgrove’s MADAM PRESIDENT: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF EDITH WILSON virtual book tour October 17 – November 11!

Madam President

Inside the Book

Title: Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson
Author: William Hazelgrove
Publisher: Regnery
Pages: 352
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years; yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington, D.C. circles at the time–one senator called her “the Presidentress who had fulfilled the dream of suffragettes by changing her title from First Lady to Acting First Man”–her legacy as “First Woman President” is now largely forgotten.

William Hazelgrove’s Madam President is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote. Movie Rights Optioned by Storyline Entertainment.

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  • Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Meet the Author

William Hazelgrove

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR’s All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, WGN. The Pitcher is a Junior Library Guild Selection and was chosen Book of the Year by Books and Authors. net. His next book Jackpine will be out Spring 2014 with Koehler Books. A follow up novel Real Santa will be out fall of 2014. Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson will be out Fall 2016. Storyline optioned the movie rights. Forging a President How the West Created Teddy Roosevelt will be out May 2017.

He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 17 – First Chapter Reveal & Tour Kickoff at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, October 18 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Wednesday, October 19 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Thursday, October 20 – Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

Friday, October 21 – Interview at The Book Connection


Monday, October 24 – Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, October 25 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, October 26 – Interview at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, October 27 – Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Friday, October 28 – Character Interview at Pimp That Character


Tuesday, November 1 – First Chapter Reveal at I’m Shelf-ish

Wednesday, November 2 – Guest Blogging at A Holland Reads

Thursday, November 3 – Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Friday, November 4 – Book Featured at A Title Wave


Monday, November 7 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, November 8 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, November 9 – Book Featured at Hooked From Page One

Thursday, November 10 – Book Featured at Just Us Book Blog

Friday, November 11 – First Chapter Reveal at The Review From Here