All the Presidents' Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 824 pages
From Abigail "Nabby" Adams to Barbara and Jenna Bush, the children of America's presidents have both suffered and triumphed under the watchful eyes of their powerful fathers and the glare of the ever-changing public. Some writhed under the pressure; others used the privileges granted to them to achieve their own success. All, however, had to cope with the unique experience of sharing their fathers with the country and living a life worthy of history. Combining twenty years of study with never-before-published letters and personal accounts from presidential children, Doug Wead has produced a remarkable and authoritative analysis of the extraordinary people born to American presidents throughout history. Book jacket.

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An interesting book about the children of America's most famous men. The book encompasses all of the presidential children from George Washington's stepchildren to George W. Bush's twin daughters ... Read full review

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S CHILDREN: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families

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Madmen, murderers, miscreants, martyrs: presidents' children are just like the rest of us, only more so.So one would conclude from this thoroughgoing compendium by former Bush I administration staffer ... Read full review


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Doug Wead is a former special assistant to President George Bush, Sr., a prominent corporate and motivational speaker, and an advisor to the current president, George W. Bush. Since 1982, he has served as the Chairman of the Annual Washington Charity Dinner.

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