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First Ladies

Written By Amy Pastan ; In Association With The Smithsonian Institution.

By Amy Pastan

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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Book

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The smithsonian first ladies collection

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2 available at Main (Downtown)
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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780756649425


Format: Book
Author: Pastan, Amy
Summary: Profiles and photographs reveal the impact that the presidents' wives had on the suffrage movement, prohibition, civil rights, equality, and war and peace.
Title: First ladies / written by Amy Pastan ; in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher Date: New York : DK, 2009.
Subject: Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature First ladies -- Juvenile literature. Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780756649425 0756649420 9780756649418 0756649412
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 973.099 Pas
Oclc: 244058180
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Bib Id: 334818

Format: Book
Author: Pastan, Amy
Summary: Profiles and photographs reveal the impact that the presidents' wives had on the suffrage movement, prohibition, civil rights, equality, and war and peace.
Title: First ladies / written by Amy Pastan ; in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Edition: Rev. ed., 2nd American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : DK, 2009.
Description: 72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Series: DK eyewitness books
Series: DK eyewitness books
Subjects: Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: First ladies -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Smithsonian Institution
Notes: "From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama"--Cover.
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 70) and index.
Contents: Martha Washington -- Abigail Adams -- Martha Jefferson -- Dolley Madison -- Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams -- Rachel Jackson, Hannah Van Buren, Anna Harrison -- Letita Tyler, Julie Tyler, Sarah Polk -- Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, Jane Pierce, Harriet Lane -- Mary Lincoln -- Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant -- Lucy Hayes -- Lucretia Garfield, Ellen Arthur -- Frances Cleveland -- Caroline Harrison, Ida McKinley -- Edith Roosevelt, Helen Taft -- Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson -- Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge -- Lou Hoover -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower -- Jacqueline Kennedy -- Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon -- Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter -- Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Laura Bush, Michelle Obama -- Did you know? -- Making a difference -- Find out more.
LCCN: 2009292391
ISBN: 9780756649425
ISBN: 0756649420
ISBN: 9780756649418
ISBN: 0756649412
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 973.099 Pas