Presidential Wives

Presidential Wives : An Anecdotal History

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This entertaining book, the third in Professor Boller's series of `Presidential Anecdotes', looks at the women who have presided at the White House alongside their President husbands. The First Ladies featured include Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Louisa Stanton Adams, Mary Todd Lincoln, Edith Galt Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalind Carter, and Nancy Reagan. Each is described in an introductory section, describing the woman and her contribution both to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes that give particular insight into her personality and achievements.
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  • Hardback | 542 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195037634
  • 9780195037630

About Paul F. Boller

About the Author: Paul F. Boller, Jr., is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Texas Christian University.
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"Remarkably fresh event to those of us who collect White House anecdotes as a hobby....Boller's deep insight into their lives and personalities...[adds] new historical detail to White House folklore."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Remarkably fresh event to those of us who collect White House anecdotes as a hobby....Boller's deep insight into their lives and personalities...[adds] new historical detail to White House folklore."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Remarkably fresh event to those of us who collect White House anecdotes as a hobby....Boller's deep insight into their lives and personalities...[adds] new historical detail to White House folklore."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Remarkably fresh event to those of us who collect White House anecdotes as a hobby....Boller's deep insight into their lives and personalities...[adds] new historical detail to White House folklore."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
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