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Book Talk and Signing: Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Talented local author Mary Dupont will be here on June 27th at 6pm to share her new book, Mrs. Ambassador, as well as to sign copies and answer questions.

In Mrs. Ambassador, Dupont explores the political life of her grandmother, Eugenie Anderson, delving into what she stood for as a representative as well as speaking to her personal life that she lead with just as much assurance and grace. The result is an enticing narrative about a mid-twentieth-century politician who championed democratic ideals at home and around the world.

Daughter. Sister. Wife. Mother. Diplomat. Eugenie Anderson of Red Wing, Minnesota, played many roles in a life that virtually spanned the twentieth century. She cherished her family but purposefully sought a larger stage, one on which she could affect world events and contribute to a brighter future.

Motivated by concern over the rise of communism, Anderson brought energy and eloquence to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, becoming a friend and lifelong advisor to Hubert Humphrey. Anderson achieved historic diplomatic status when President Harry Truman appointed her the first woman ambassador for the United States with a post to Denmark in 1949. She went on to serve in Communist Bulgaria and at the United Nations. Tirelessly advocating for human rights, Anderson pushed against expectations set by society and the media and in the process demonstrated that diplomacy’s requisite skills-intelligence, poise, determination-are held by women and men alike.

Read more about this book at the link below;
http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/mrs-ambassador

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Date:
June 27
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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