I’m an author with a passion for history, as you’ll note from my works of fiction and nonfiction. Biddle, Jackson, and A Nation in Turmoil details a divisive, political era that nearly split the United States asunder. Saint Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexel follows the life choices of a wealthy young woman who became an ardent proponent of social parity and racial justice. Her credo was “Think it; Desire it; Speak it; Act it.”
The Martha Beale Series, set in 1840’s Philadelphia, explores the chasm between wealth and poverty during a turbulent epoch. Martha Beale makes an engaging, determined heroine.
My first novel, Beneath the Wind, is a story of one woman’s empowerment, and examines the effects of imperialism in 1903.
I’m delighted to hear from readers and invite you to write me. I promise a timely response. I’m also happy to join your book club for a lively discussion.
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“Cordelia Biddle weaves together a rich and vivid tale of one of America's most prominent, brilliant, and misunderstood public figures.” Steven Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea and A Man and His Ship.
“This is history at its best – perceptive, witty, elegantly composed and deeply empathetic. I learned a great deal from this richly entertaining volume; in fact, I could not put it down!” Donald Spoto, New York Times best-selling author
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