All the Presidents' Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families
From Abigail "Nabby" Adams to Chelsea Clinton, George Washington Adams to John F. Kennedy, Jr., 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. Whether they perished under the pressure like Andrew Johnson, upheld controversial views like Amy Carter, or carried their father's torch right back to the White House like George W. Bush, all presidential children grew up having to share their fathers with the whole of their fellow countrymen -- and, in too many instances, spent the rest of their lives in a desperate search for their own identities.
In this illuminating bestseller, Washington insider Doug Wead offers an authoritative analysis of our nation's presidential offspring. Featuring lively anecdotes, photographs, short biographies, and never-before-published personal accounts, All the Presidents' Children is an important socio-cultural work, a groundbreaking study of American family dynamics, and an entertaining foray into the homes, hearts, and history of our forefathers.
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ALL THE PRESIDENT'S CHILDREN: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First FamiliesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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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I liked this one even better than The Raising of a President, which was altogether absorbing. All the Presidents' Children digs into the details of the the children's lives. I learned that Maureen ... Read full review
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