First Ladies

First Ladies

Mixed media product Dk Eyewitness Books

By (author) Amy Pastan

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  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Format: Mixed media product | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 282mm x 16mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 29 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0756649420
  • ISBN 13: 9780756649425
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,378,087

Product description

Meet forty-five dynamic women -- from Martha Washington to America's newest first lady. Here is a captivating, photo-filled guide to the extraordinary women who have made their mark on the White House, and the nation. Eyewitness First Ladies explores the second hardest job in America--and the forty-five exceptional women who did it. Filled with stunning, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, this is an engaging visual tour of U.S. History, as seen through the eyes of America's first ladies. See Dolly Madison's snuffbox, Mary Todd Lincoln's mourning cape, Edith Wilson's tiara, Eleanor Roosevelt's writing desk, and Pat Nixon's party favors. Learn about the part Martha Washington played in the American Revolution, why the White House can be both a palace and a prison, how Frances Harding won her husband's campaign, and of the scandal that haunted Rachel Jackson. Discover why Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award, which president's wife was the first to attend cabinet meetings, the first lady who was suspected of treason, and much much more.

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The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek) ...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times) These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal) ...a fascinating guide... (Kansas City Star)