All the Presidents' Ladies: Anecdotes of the Women Behind the Men in the White House

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Penguin Books, Jul 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
Mamie Eisenhower was a devoted fan of "As the World Turns". Dolly Madison was a snuff-dipper. At a party Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice did a headstand, claiming it cured lumbago and heart trouble. These are only a few of the hundreds of anecdotes Hay has compiled here.

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A collection of really interesting anecdotes collected from many different pertinent sources. Is it informative? Of course it is. It tells of interesting and important people who have helped shape ... Read full review


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About the Author:
Peter Hay, born into a theatrical family in Budapest, was educated at Haileybury and Oxford and worked in Canada as a dramaturge, play publisher, and critic. Living in Los Angeles since 1980, he has taught theatre history and dramaturgy at UCLA and USC. He is artistic director of First Stage,
where he helps writers to develop plays and film scripts. He is the author of Ordinary Heroes and is working on several other anecdote books.

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