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nated by the story of Edith and Woodrow. One of the reasons I was so intrigued is my dramatist antenna went up and said, ‘oh my God, The story has a little of evthis is an unbelievable story erything — romance, danger, about a woman that is esseneven fraud at the highest level. tially running the country at a Were you surprised at their time when women couldn’t even story? It is stunningly dramatic vote! Her story was interesting and it’s still a shocking incident over a scope of many years, so I in American history. Amazingly, had to whittle it down and find it is not widely known. The avthe center throughout these vast erage person is very surprised historical experiences and imwhen I start telling them about portant events. The challenge the history of it. was trying to make it dramati- Photo by T. Charles Erickson 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 21