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Mr. and Mrs. President : from the Trumans to the Clintons

Author: Gil Troy
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd ed., revView all editions and formats
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The emergence of the presidential couple is one of the most contentious developments in US post-war political history. Reaction to the First Couple reflects the country's changing morality and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Troy, Gil.
Mr. and Mrs. President.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2000
(OCoLC)606290136
Online version:
Troy, Gil.
Mr. and Mrs. President.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2000
(OCoLC)608843213
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gil Troy
ISBN: 0700610340 9780700610341
OCLC Number: 43114316
Notes: Revised edition of: Affairs of state. c1997.
Description: xiv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Searching for Perfect Couples in the Shadow of FDR and ER --
"Just the Wife of the President" --
On the Trumans, Privacy, and Gentility --
"Ike Is My Career" --
The Eisenhowers at Home in the Fifties --
The Kennedys --
"A Magic Moment in American History" --
"Crawling Down Pennsylvania Avenue on Broken Glass" --
The Johnson Partnership During the Assault on Standards --
"Stand By Your Man" --
From the "Pat and Dick" Show to The Final Days --
The Ford Interregnum and the Primal Scene of Presidential Politics --
"Who Elected Her?" --
The Carters' Co-presidency --
"Doing Everything We Can" --
The Reagan Liberation --
Perfect Couple, Imperfect President --
The Bush Restoration --
"Dates with the American People" --
The Clintons' Journey From Co-presidency to Co-dependency --
Conclusion: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" --
First Consort, Not First Lady.
Other Titles: Mr. & Mrs. President
Responsibility: Gil Troy.

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