First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women

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PublicAffairs #ad - Complete with illustrations and essential biographical details, entertaining, it is an illuminating, and ultimately inspiring read. In this informative book, ambitions, these experts paint intimate portraits of all forty-five first ladies—their lives, and unique partnerships with their presidential spouses.

. A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, First Ladies: Influence and Image, based on original interviews with major historiansC-SPAN's yearlong history series, featured interviews with more than fifty preeminent historians and biographers. Susan swain and the c-span team elicit the details that made these women who they were: how Martha Washington intentionally set the standards followed by first ladies for the next century; how Edith Wilson was complicit in the cover-up when President Wilson became incapacitated after a stroke; and how Mamie Eisenhower used the new medium of television to reinforce her, and her husband's, positive public images.

First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women #ad - This book provides an up-close historical look at these fascinating women who survived the scrutiny of the White House, sometimes at great personal cost, while supporting their families and famous husbands—and sometimes changing history.

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Secret Lives of the First Ladies: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia From Inside the White House

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Quirk Books #ad - Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever. Did you know that. This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies.

Secret Lives of the First Ladies: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia From Inside the White House #ad - . Dolley madison loved to chew tobacco • mary todd lincoln conducted séances on a regular basis • eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns • Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121, 000 on her wardrobe in a single year • Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios—her handle was “First Mama” And much, much more.

This revised and expanded edition from quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, politically incorrect, it comes complete with hundreds of little-known, and downright wacko facts.

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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller the residence, former white house correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, Betty Ford, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Lady Bird Johnson, Laura Bush, Patricia Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, and Michelle Obama. She also offers insight as to what Melania Trump might hope to accomplish as First Lady.

Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address. Harper Paperbacks. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, The Residence, comes an intimate, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies #ad - One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House.

The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands.

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Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

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Open Road Media #ad - West, chief usher of the white house, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. Harper Paperbacks. In this new york times bestseller, the White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families.

Alive with anecdotes ranging from eleanor roosevelt’s fascinating political strategies to Jackie Kennedy’s tragic loss and the personal struggles of Pat Nixon, Upstairs at the White House is a rich account of a slice of American history that usually remains behind closed doors. West, whom jackie kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met, ” provides an absorbing, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies.

Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies #ad - B. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, and extensive renovations; and, with a large staff, gardens and playgrounds, supervised every activity in the presidential home. J. J. B. For twenty-eight years, as well as their parents, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, children and grandchildren, relatives, and houseguests—including friends, and heads of state.

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The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - The residence inside the Private World of the White House. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Over the course of the day, trade secrets, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.

Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades.

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House #ad - Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, engineers, the residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, cooks, florists, doormen, humorous, and heartwarming, butlers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, three elevators, 35 bathrooms, and eight staircases, 28 fireplaces, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners.

From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving president reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

A remarkable history with elements of both in the president’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America’s first Families are unknowable in many ways.

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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

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Smithsonian Books #ad - The residence inside the Private World of the White House. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates.

The smithsonian first Ladies Collection features many treasures not on view at the exhibit. These and many other unforgettable objects--including gowns, Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, tableware, and invitations from beloved first ladies such as Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and more--tell the story of the first ladies as public and private figures.

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection #ad - Complete with an insider's look at the acquisition, and exhibition of the pieces as well as a timeline of all forty-six first ladies, conservation, this is a must-have for anyone fascinated by these incredible women and their roles in American culture and political life. Admire the nationally famous collection of first ladies' gowns and learn about the contributions made by the women who wore themThe Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

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The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best--and Worst--Chief Executives

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PublicAffairs #ad - The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership. The residence inside the Private World of the White House. From abraham lincoln's political savvy and rhetorical gifts to James Buchanan's indecisiveness, this book teaches much about what makes a great leader--and what does not.

As america looks ahead to our next election, this book offers perspective and criteria that may help us choose our next leader wisely. Over a period of decades, their leadership skills, c-SPAN has surveyed leading historians on the best and worst of America's presidents across a variety of categories -- their ability to persuade the public, the moral authority, and more.

The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best--and Worst--Chief Executives #ad - The crucible of the presidency has forged some of the very best and very worst leaders in our national history, along with much in between. Based on interviews conducted over the years with a variety of presidential biographers, this book provides not just a complete ranking of our presidents, but stories and analyses that capture the character of the men who held the office.

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First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump

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Oxford University Press #ad - Caroli observes the role as it has shifted and evolved from ceremonial backdrop to substantive world figure. This expanded and updated fifth edition presents caroli's keen political analysis and astute observations of recent developments in First Lady history, including Melania Trump's reluctance to take on the mantle and former First Lady Hilary Clinton's recent run for president.

. Caroli here contributes a new preface and updated chapters. Covering all forty-five women from martha washington to Melania and Ivanka Trump and including the daughters, Caroli explores each woman's background, daughters-in-law, marriage, and sisters of presidents who served as First Ladies, and accomplishments and failures in office.

First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump #ad - The residence inside the Private World of the White House. Including the courageous and adventurous, and the reserved, the ambitious, these women often did not fit the traditional expectations of a presidential helpmate. Betty boyd caroli's engrossing and informative First Ladies is both a captivating read and an essential resource for anyone interested in the role of America's First Ladies.

These women left remarkably complete records, and their stories offer us a window through which to view not only this particular sorority of women, but also the role of American woman in general. Harper Paperbacks. First ladies is an engaging portrait of how each First Lady changed the role and how the role changed in response to American culture.

This remarkable lot included abigail adams, whose "remember the ladies" became a twentieth-century feminist refrain; Jane Pierce, who epitomized the politically involved First Lady; and Pat Nixon, who prayed her husband would lose the election; Helen Taft, who insisted on living in the White House, although her husband would have preferred a judgeship; Eleanor Roosevelt, who perfected what some have called "the robot image.

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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

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Harper #ad - Harper collins publishers. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands.

She also offers insight as to what Melania Trump might hope to accomplish as First Lady. Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address. Harper Paperbacks. The residence inside the Private World of the White House.

Now, former white house correspondent kate andersen brower draws on a wide array of untapped, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller The Residence, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Patricia Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, and Michelle Obama. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, comes an intimate, The Residence, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies #ad - One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House.

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First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

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Ballantine Books #ad - First ladies is a wonderfully generous look at the women who, often against their wishes, took on what Truman calls ‘the world's second toughest job. The christian science monitorwhether they envision their role as protector, partner, or scold, First Ladies find themselves in a job that is impossible to define, advisor, and just as difficult to perform.

Fascinating. Now margaret truman, daughter of president Harry Truman and an acclaimed novelist and biographer in her own right, explores the fascinating position of First Lady throughout history and up to the present day. With her unique perspective as the daughter of a First Lady, Ms. Whitehouse wives. Truman reveals the truth behind some of the most misunderstood and forgotten First Ladies of our history, as well as the most famous and beloved.

First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives #ad - . Harper Paperbacks. In recounting the charm and courage of dolley madison, good sense of grace coolidge, and the fierce protectiveness of Nancy Reagan, the genius of Eleanor Roosevelt, the brazen ambition of Florence Harding, the calm, among others, the mysterious femininity of Jackie Kennedy, Margaret Truman has assembled an honest yet affectionate portrait of our nation’s First Ladies—one that freely acknowledges their virtues and their flaws.

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First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

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Oxford University Press #ad - Impressive. Caroli's profiles and observations of American first ladies and their relationship to the media are intelligent and perceptive. Philadelphia Inquirer Harper Paperbacks. Harper collins publishers. Covering all forty-one women from martha washington to Michelle Obama and including the daughters, and sisters of presidents who sometimes served as First Ladies, Caroli explores each woman's background, daughters-in-law, marriage, and accomplishments and failures in office.

This expanded and updated fourth edition includes laura Bush's tenure, Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid, and an in-depth look at Michelle Obama, one of the most charismatic and appealing First Ladies in recent history. Betty boyd caroli's engrossing and informative First Ladies is both a captivating read and an essential resource for anyone interested in the role of America's First Ladies.

This remarkably diverse lot included abigail adams, although her husband would have preferred a judgeship; Eleanor Roosevelt, who prayed her husband would lose the election; Helen Taft, who insisted on living in the White House, who epitomized the politically involved First Lady; and Pat Nixon, whose "remember the ladies" became a twentieth-century feminist refrain; Jane Pierce, who perfected what some have called "the robot image.

First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama #ad - They ranged in age from early 20s to late 60s; some received superb educations for their time, while others had little or no schooling. Including the courageous and adventurous, the ambitious, the emotionally unstable, and the reserved, these women often did not fit the traditional expectations of a presidential helpmate.

These women left remarkably complete records, and their stories offer us a window through which to view not only this particular sorority of women, but also American women in general.

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