Hidden Power

Hidden Power : Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History

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Read by 3 cassettes/approx. 5 hours A hugely appealing audiobook that reveals the ways in which presidential marriages have affected the tone, character, and polices of twelve administrations, from Woodrow and Edith Wilson to George W. and Laura Bush. Each of the marriages that Kati Marton examines offers up its own unexpected lessons about power and marriage, about the influence of presidential wives, and about the evolution of women's roles in the twentieth century. Based on private White House documents to presidential events, Hidden Power explores how both the personal dynamics and public faces of White House marriages have shaped our history. We see Edith Wilson literally running the government when her husband becomes ill; the superb and necessary diplomacy of Jacqueline Kennedy; how Patricia Nixon's estrangement from her husband fed his paranoia; the generally constructive role Nancy Reagan played, despite her frivolous reputation; the razor-sharp political instincts behind Barbara Bush's grandmotherly image; how Hilary Clinton saved her husbands presidency. Here are the stories of the ultimate power couples—each one very different, but all of them informative, lively, and absolutely fascinating.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product
  • 111.8 x 183.9 x 31.8mm | 167.83g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House US Audio
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • analog, Dolby processed.
  • 0739300008
  • 9780739300008

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