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First ladies : presidential historians on the lives of 45 iconic American women

Author: Susan Swain; C-SPAN (Television network)
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historians for C-SPAN's yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Swain; C-SPAN (Television network)
ISBN: 1610397177 9781610397179
OCLC Number: 945232313
Description: xxi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Martha Dandridge Washington / Patricia Brady, Richard Norton Smith --
Abigail Smith Adams / Edith Gelles, C. James Taylor --
Martha Wayles Jefferson / Catherine Allgor, William Seale --
Dolley Payne Madison / Catherine Allgor, Edith Mayo --
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe / Daniel Preston, Richard Norton Smith --
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams / Amanda Mathews, Richard Norton Smith --
Rachel Donelson Jackson / Patricia Brady, Michael Henderson --
Hannah Hoes Van Buren / Patricia Brady, Michael Henderson --
Anna Symmes Harrison / Edith Mayo, Edna Greene Medford --
Letitia Christian Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler / Edna Greene Medford, Taylor Stoermer --
Sarah Childress Polk / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt --
Margaret Smith Taylor / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt --
Abigail Powers Fillmore / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt --
Jane Appleton Pierce / Ann Covell --
Harriet Lane / Ann Covell, Feather Schwartz Foster --
Mary Todd Lincoln / Richard Norton Smith, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn --
Eliza McCardle Johnson / Jacqueline Berger, Kendra Hinkle --
Julia Dent Grant / Pamela Sanfilippo, William Seale --
Lucy Webb Hayes / Allida Black, Tom Culbertson --
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield / Carl Sferrazza Anthony --
Ellen Herndon Arthur / Carl Sferrazza Anthony --
Frances Folsom Cleveland / Annette Dunlap, Taylor Stoermer --
Caroline Scott Harrison / Edith Mayo, William Seale --
Ida Saxton McKinley / Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Richard Norton Smith --
Edith Carow Roosevelt / Stacy Cordery, Kathleen Dalton --
Helen Herron Taft / Jane Hampton Cook, Lewis Gould --
Ellen Axson Wilson, Edith Bolling Wilson / John Milton Cooper, Kristie Miller --
Florence Kling Harding / David Pietrusza, Katherine Sibley --
Grace Goodhue Coolidge / Cyndy Bittinger, Amity Shlaes --
Lou Henry Hoover / Emily Charnock, Annette Dunlap --
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt / Allida Black, Douglas Brinkley --
Elizabeth (Bess) Wallace Truman / Nicole Anslover, William Seale --
Mamie Doud Eisenhower / Marilyn Irvin Holt, Edith Mayo --
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy / Michael Beschloss, Barbara Perry --
Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson / Betty Boyd Caroli, Cokie Roberts --
Patricia Ryan Nixon / Mary Brennan, Timothy Naftali --
Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Ford / Richard Norton Smith --
Rosalynn Smith Carter / Jay Hakes, Grace Hale --
Nancy Davis Reagan / Carl Cannon, Judy Woodruff --
Barbara Pierce Bush / Jeffrey Engle, Myra Gutin --
Hillary Rodham Clinton / David Maraniss, Gail Sheehy --
Laura Welch Bush / Ann Gerhart, Mark Updegrove --
Michelle Robinson Obama / Liza Mundy, Krissah Thompson.
Other Titles: Leading presidential historians on the lives of 45 iconic American women
Responsibility: Susan Swain and C-SPAN.

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On the heels of the successful TV series, C-SPAN presents the complete biographies of all 45 First Ladies in American history.  Read more...

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