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First ladies [electronic resource] : Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. Susan Swain.

Swain, Susan. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781610395670 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: C-SPAN's year-long history series, "First Ladies: Influence and Image," aired in 2013 and 2014 and was devoted to revealing the private lives and public actions of 43 iconic American women.First Ladies captures the spirit of this special series by assembling its impressive collection of contemporary first ladies historians into book form. Their original interviews, condensed into an essay about each first lady, create intimate portraits of these women, their lives, ambitions, and their unique partnerships with their presidential spouses. Susan Swain and the C-SPAN team elicit the details that made these women who they were. You'll read how Martha Washington intentionally set the standards followed by first ladies for the next century; how Lucretia Garfield calmed the nation in the wake of her husband's shooting just four months into his presidency; and how Mamie Eisenhower harnessed the advent of television to reinforce her and her husband's positive public...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : PublicAffairs, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9737 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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