The First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, An Intimate Portrait of the Women Who Shaped America
The Legacies and Personalities that built the White House
As a young nation grew into its own, it was not just the presidents who led the way. The remarkable women of the White House, often neglected by history, had a heavy hand in the shaping of America. The earliest First Ladies of the United States left countless untold legacies behind after their role at the White House was over.
Decidedly different from their modern day counterparts, the nation's first presidential wives made their impact not in terms of political policy or broad social and civic service, but instead with unique, personal, and often long-lasting accomplishments.
Read the unforgettable stories of how:
Martha Washington set the tone for First Ladies and walked the fine line between royal pretention and republican accessibility.
Sarah Polk worked diligently, constantly giving the high office her utmost attention.
Julia Grant not only adapted to the ups and downs of her husband's political career, but flourished wherever she landed.
And it was Nellie Taft's ambition that ultimately led her husband to the presidency.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Allizabeth - LibraryThing
Description: The First Ladies is a brief, yet intriguing portrait of the remarkable women behind our presidents, and the sacrifices they made for our beloved country - the U.S. of A. From Martha ... Read full review
Review: The First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, an Intimate Portrait of the Women Who Shaped AmericaUser Review - Goodreads
Pretty interesting book on the First Ladies. After reading this, I went to Wickpedia and researched what this website had to say. Some very interesting ladies. Read full review
Abigail Adams 17441818
Dolley Madison 17681849
Louisa Adams 17751852
Rachel Jackson 17671828
Julia Tyler 182089
Sarah Polk 180391
Three Reclusives and Miss Lane
Nellie Taft 18611943
Ellen Wilson 18601914
Edith Wilson 18721961
Florence Harding 18601924
Grace Coolidge 18791957
Lou Hoover 18741944
Eleanor Roosevelt 18841962
Bess Truman 18851982