Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the Women of the White House
Scandals, Seduction, Addiction, Adultery, Horrific Fashions--And the White House?!?
Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! "Secret Lives of the First Ladies" features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House--complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You'll discover that:
- Dolley Madison loved to chew tobacco
- Mary Todd Lincoln conducted seances on a regular basis
- Eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns
- Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121,000 on her wardrobe in a single year
- Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios--her handle was "First Mama"
- Hillary Clinton dreamed of being an astronaut
- And much, much more
With chapters on every woman who's ever made it to the White House, "Secret Lives of the First Ladies "tackles all of the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these women owned slaves? Which ones were cheating on their husbands? And why was Eleanor Roosevelt serving hot dogs to the King and Queen of England? American history was never this much fun in school!
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Fun Fast InformativeUser Review - catgb82 - Overstock.com
Great book filled with interesting little tidbits and behindthescenes info about all the first ladies in relatively quick summaries. Shed some light on lesserknown first ladies enough to inspire me to buy biographies of Nellie Taft and Edith Kermit Roosevelt. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vivavoss - LibraryThing
This book is a highly readable, very informative collection of facts and stories about our First Ladies. Chapters are just the right length, and full of the kinds of things readers themselves might ... Read full review
Louisa Catherine Adams 18251829
Letitia Christian Tyler 18411842
Margaret Taylor 18491850
Mary Todd Lincoln 18611865
Julia Dent Grant 18691877
Lucretia Garfield 1881
Florence Kling Harding 19211923
Lou Henry Hoover 19291933
Bess Truman 19451953
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 19611963
Pat Nixon 19691974
Rosalynn Carter 19771981
Barbara Bush 19891993
Laura Bush 2001
Caroline Harrison 18891892
Alice Lee Roosevelt
Ellen Axson Wilson 19131914
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