First Ladies Fact Book -- Revised and Updated: The Childhoods, Courtships, Marriages, Campaigns, Accomplishments, and Legacies of Every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

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Hachette Books, Feb 1, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
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The revised and updated edition, including all-new information on Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Betty Ford

America's first ladies have captured the hearts of the citizens of our country ever since its humble beginnings. This newly updated edition of The First Ladies Fact Book is a comprehensive, fascinating, and intimate look at the life of each first lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Each profile includes a portrait, key biographical information, and several additional photographs. Among the topics covered are childhood and upbringing, early marriage years, the path to the White House, hobbies, career, style of dress, and decorating preferences.

Find out which first lady: had the most children • served as a delegate to the United Nations • was accused of looting the White House • was a professional dancer • or never cooked a meal.

Packed with information and surprising facts, The First Ladies Fact Book combines the breadth of a textbook with the intimacy of a biography.

And don't forget to pick-up the companion title, The President's Fact Book -- Revised and Updated (978-1-57912-889-0), also available by Black Dog & Leventhal.
 

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Contents

Martha Washington
Abigail Adams
Martha Jefferson
Dolley Madison
Elizabeth Monroe
Louisa Adams
Rachel Jackson
Hannah Van Buren
Julia Grant
Lucy Hayes
Lucretia Garfield
Ellen Arthur
Frances Cleveland
Caroline Harrison
Ida McKinley
Edith Roosevelt

Anna Harrison
Letitia Tyler Julia Tyler 11 Sarah Polk
Margaret Taylor
Abigail Fillmore
Mary Todd Lincoln
Jane Pierce
Harriet Lane
Eliza Johnson
Helen Taft
Ellen Wilson Edith Wilson 28 Florence Harding
Grace Coolidge
Louise Hoover
Eleanor Roosevelt
Bess Truman
Mamie Eisenhower
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Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings as well as sixteen other books about New York. He worked at The New York Times for twenty-five years and was a licensed New York City tour guide before moving to Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides.

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