America's first ladies : Their Uncommon Wisdom from Martha Washington to Laura Bush. / Bill Adler.
- ISBN: 9781461702986 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
Here are the personal philosophies, opinions, thoughts, witticisms, and feelings of such upstanding and quintessential Americans as Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Clinton. These women have been more than just wives of American Presidents. Their roles have included everything from negotiating with heads of state to redecorating the White House, from debating political issues to acting as advisors, confidantes, and diplomats.Through statements made during press interviews and in speeches and in writing, these women put into words what might otherwise have remained private: Abigail Adams proves herself to be a pioneer feminist; Eleanor Roosevelt defines life's ultimate success; Lady Bird Johnson recounts a soul-enriching boat ride; and much more. What they have to say about marriage, child-rearing, success, happiness, beauty in the world, education, careers for women, women in politics, relationships,...
Electronic reproduction. Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 13068 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2263 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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