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Get a glimpse into the lives and characters of the women who helped to shape a nation.The term First Lady has been used to refer to the wives of the presidents fo the United States since the Civil War Era But what kind of people were the First Ladies They were athletic and no nonsense, like Bess Truman sophisticated, like Jacqueline Kennedy, and pioneers, like Anna Harrison They were lawyers, like Hillary Rodham Clinton, school librarians, like Laura Bush, and independent thinkers, like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.This updated edition includes new information on the most recent first ladies and a brand new section on Laura Bush....

Title : First Ladies: Women Who Called The White House Home (First Ladies)
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ISBN : 0590255185
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks Reissue edition January 1, 1997
Number of Pages : 112 pages
File Size : 787 KB
Status : Available For Download
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First Ladies: Women Who Called The White House Home (First Ladies) Reviews

  • Shelli
    2019-04-16 18:19

    This is a wonderful book that briefly describes the women who helped shape our nation with their charm and influence. Each First Lady was unique and brought a different something to the White House; some taking a quieter role while others were extremely outspoken. My daughter and I have read about each one as we cover their more famous spouses. Several of these ladies brought about a touching softness that may have otherwise been lacking in their men.

  • Betty Burks
    2019-04-05 10:31

    Not all of the First Ladies were Presidents' wifes. Some were unmarried, others widowers. The women who did serve as official hostess were all unique and individual in what they tried to do. Not often does a woman have the chance to do such elaborate entertaining, at least not in the old days. Sarah Polk banned dancing at the White House and insisted on a strictly formal regime. Dolly Madison had been in charge of gay (the old definition), happy occasions and had a cake named after her. Mrs. Lincoln would have been the grand dame had she not become unglued after the death of son Tad, and witnessing the murder of her husband. Mrs. Kennedy brought an elegance and bought all new china for entertaining. She was as much like a movie star as we ever had, even with her little Marilyn Monroe voice.