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A Tale of Two Ladies

New book reveals the untold story of Woodrow Wilson's women

kristie miller 617x347 Kristie Miller, a biographer and research associate at the UA Southwest Center, tells the story of Woodrow Wilson's two first ladies. (PHOTO: AZPM)
They say that behind every good man stands a good woman. In the case of President Woodrow Wilson, there were two.

Ellen Axson died in the White House, but not before counseling her husband on civic affairs and initiating solutions to social causes of her own choosing, thus setting a precedent for future first ladies. After Ellen's death, Wilson married Edith Galt, who became his soulmate and ferociously advanced his pet causes, even when he became too incapacitated to make decisions for himself. Kristie Miller spent five years researching and writing the biography of these two extraordinary first ladies, and she shares what she's learned.

Kristie Miller is a writer and biographer of Isabella Greenway. (VIDEO: AZPM)
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