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Lady from Savannah: The Life of Juliette Low
Lady from Savannah The Life of Juliette Low Author:Gladys Denny Shultz, Daisy Gordon Lawrence From the back cover: — "Juliette Gordon Low is known the world over as the founder of the Girl Scout movement. This sparkling, incredible creature was not, as you might expect, an exemplar of all the solemn virtues. She was delightful and maddening as well as good. She deserves to be loved now, as she was throughout h... more »er life, for her gaiety and charm, as well as for her self-sacrifice.
This dramatic life is now revealed by Juliette Low's niece, Daisy Gordon Lawrence, who was the first registered Girl Scout. With Gladys Denny Schultz, she tells of Juliette's shy girlhood, her marriage to an Englishman of great wealth and high social position, her indomitable pluck, her brilliant gaiety, her dignity under bitter humiliation, and her final discovery of a way of fulfillment.
There is also a loving account of Juliette's incomparable mother, Nellie Kinzie Gordon, a member of one of Chicago's first families, who won Willy Gordon's heart when she slid down the banisters in the Yale Library. She was a warmhearted, profane, lovable and witty woman, who became a national heroine during the Spanish-American War.
Rarely does one find a book about actual people which so completely satisfies the desire to get inside another person's heart. Juliette Low has a famous name, the founding of the Girl Scouts has been recounted many times, but until Lady from Savannah, the innermost life of this tender-hearted, loving, infinitely courageous woman has never been told. It is an inspiring story."« less