Early in life, this individual suffered from a variety of illnesses. He attended Harvard University and quickly gained access to politics as a young New York state assemblyman. He later served as New York City Police Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and was the 26th President of the United States.
This individual, who was known by the nickname “Bamie,” served as a surrogate mother to her younger brother even before the death of their mother. The author cites her as a voice of reason in the household, in contrast with her mother’s carefree spirit.
This younger sibling of the book’s central figure was born in 1861.
In youth, this younger sibling of the book’s central figure seemed stronger and more popular than his brother. However, injury and depression drove him down an endless road of drugs and...
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