First Ladies

First Ladies

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Here is a captivating, photo-filled guide to the extraordinary women who have made their mark on the White House, and the nation. Eyewitness First Ladies explores the second hardest job in America—and the forty-five exceptional women who did it. Filled with stunning, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family

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Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding!

Here is a captivating, photo-filled guide to the extraordinary women who have made their mark on the White House, and the nation. Eyewitness First Ladies explores the second hardest job in America—and the forty-five exceptional women who did it. Filled with stunning, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, this is an engaging visual tour of U.S. History, as seen through the eyes of America's first ladies. See Dolley Madison's snuffbox, Mary Todd Lincoln's mourning cape, Edith Wilson's tiara, Eleanor Roosevelt's writing desk, and Pat Nixon's party favors. Learn about the part Martha Washington played in the American Revolution, why the White House can be both a palace and a prison, how Frances Harding won her husband's campaign, and of the scandal that haunted Rachel Jackson. Discover why Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award, which president's wife was the first to attend cabinet meetings, the first lady who was suspected of treason, and much much more.

Author Biography: Amy Pastan is a professional writer and editor of books on American history, fine arts, and photography for both adults and children. During her distinguished 20-year career in publishing, she has developed and produced award-winning titles for the Smithsonian Institution as well as for other museums and institutions throughout the US. Her most recent titles included Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty, Lure of the West, and Young America.

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Editorial Reviews

Kansas City Star
...a fascinating guide...
From the Publisher
The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek) ...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times) These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal) ...a fascinating guide... (Kansas City Star)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756649425
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
12/29/2008
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
554,509
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Pastan is a professional writer and editor of books on American history, fine arts, and photography for both adults and children. During her distinguished 20-year career in publishing, she has developed and produced award-winning titles for the Smithsonian Institution as well as for other museums and institutions throughout the US. Her most recent titles included Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty, Lure of the West, and Young America. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons.

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