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

PublicAffairs - Complete with illustrations and essential biographical details, it is an illuminating, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring read. 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.

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. In this informative book, these experts paint intimate portraits of all forty-five first ladies—their lives, ambitions, and unique partnerships with their presidential spouses.

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





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

Quirk Books - Did you know that. 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. 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, politically incorrect, it comes complete with hundreds of little-known, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, and downright wacko facts.

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.

Secret Lives of the First Ladies: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia From Inside the White House - This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies.





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

Harper - 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 collins publishers. 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, Patricia Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, 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, 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 - 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.





The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Smithsonian Books - 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.

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. Harper collins publishers. These and many other unforgettable objects--including gowns, Barbara Bush, and invitations from beloved first ladies such as Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, tableware, Hilary Clinton, and more--tell the story of the first ladies as public and private figures.

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection - . Complete with an insider's look at the acquisition, conservation, and exhibition of the pieces as well as a timeline of all forty-six first ladies, this is a must-have for anyone fascinated by these incredible women and their roles in American culture and political life. They illustrate how these women, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, and policy advocates.

The smithsonian first Ladies Collection features many treasures not on view at the exhibit.





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

PublicAffairs - Harper collins publishers. Over a period of decades, the moral authority, 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, and more. 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. The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership. 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.

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





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

Harper Paperbacks - 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. 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.

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.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies - 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, Rosalynn Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford, 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.





The Presidents Fact Book: The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, and Legacies of Every President

Black Dog & Leventhal - Major primary documents from each administration-from the Bill of Rights to Barack Obama's speech on race in America-provide a glimpse into the crucial moments of America's storied past in the words of those who led the nation. An all-new edition! the presidents fact book is a complete compendium of all things presidential and a sweeping survey of American history through the biographical lens of every president from George Washington through Donald Trump.

Harper collins publishers. Perfect for students, and political junkies, history buffs, The President's Fact Book is at once an expansive collage of our nation's 45 individual presidents and a comprehensive view of American history. Organized chronologically by president, each entry covers the major accomplishments and events of the presidential term; cabinet members, odd behaviors, election results, families, including hobbies, groundbreaking legislation, friends, and Supreme Court appointments; personality and personal habits; career before the presidency; a behind-the-scenes look at the wives, and foes; and much more, and outlandish penchants.

The Presidents Fact Book: The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, and Legacies of Every President - Black Dog Leventhal. Harper Paperbacks.





The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

Harper - Harper. 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. 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.

No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, florists, cooks, engineers, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, humorous, doormen, and heartwarming, butlers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House - These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 28 fireplaces, and eight staircases, three elevators, 35 bathrooms, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Black Dog Leventhal. Over the course of the day, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, 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.





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

Open Road Media - Harper Paperbacks. 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. B. Black Dog Leventhal.

B. J. 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. 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.

He directed state functions; planned parties, with a large staff, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, weddings and funerals, supervised every activity in the presidential home. West, ” provides an absorbing, whom jackie Kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies.

Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies - Harper collins publishers. J. For twenty-eight years, as well as their parents, and houseguests—including friends, relatives, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, children and grandchildren, then as chief usher, first as assistant to the chief usher, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, and heads of state.





The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

Harper Paperbacks - 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. Harper Paperbacks. 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.

Black Dog Leventhal. Harper. The residence inside the Private World of the White House. 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. Over the course of the day, forge lifelong friendships, trade secrets, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, and sometimes even fall in love.

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House - 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. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, doormen, cooks, butlers, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, engineers, florists, humorous, and heartwarming, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, and eight staircases, 35 bathrooms, three elevators, 28 fireplaces, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners.





Spoken from the Heart

Scribner - She writes openly about the white house during wartime, the withering and relentless media spotlight, and the transformation of her role as she began to understand the power of the first lady. After graduating from southern methodist university in 1968, working in inner-city schools, in the thick of student rebellions across the country and at the dawn of the women's movement, she became an elementary school teacher, then trained to be a librarian.

Officials to visit war-torn afghanistan, she also reached out to disease-stricken African nations and tirelessly advocated for women in the Middle East and dissidents in Burma. Memoir, Laura Bush. She championed programs to get kids out of gangs and to stop urban violence. And she was a major force in rebuilding Gulf Coast schools and libraries post-Katrina.

Spoken from the Heart - Bush, whom she had last passed in the hallway in seventh grade. One of the first U. S. In this brave, beautiful, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, tells her own extraordinary story. Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Midland, Texas, Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death.

In 2001, after one of the closest elections in American history, Laura Bush moved into the White House.