The Look-It-Up Book of First Ladies

The Look-It-Up Book of First Ladies

by Sydelle A. Kramer
     
 

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Using the same time-proven, easy-to-use format as THE LOOK-IT-UP BOOK OF PRESIDENTS, the new LOOK-IT-UP BOOK OF FIRST LADIES features brief, lively biographies of the women who have helped to shape the face of our nation—from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Hillary
Rodham Clinton to the first First Lady of the new millennium. Includes a foreword written…  See more details below

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Using the same time-proven, easy-to-use format as THE LOOK-IT-UP BOOK OF PRESIDENTS, the new LOOK-IT-UP BOOK OF FIRST LADIES features brief, lively biographies of the women who have helped to shape the face of our nation—from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Hillary
Rodham Clinton to the first First Lady of the new millennium. Includes a foreword written by former
First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

S. A. Kramer is the author of many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This companion volume to Wyatt Blassingame's The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents (Random, 2000) profiles the presidential spouses and their roles (or lack thereof) in each administration. The information is well researched and enlightening, especially given the veil of privacy that surrounded most First Ladies until Eleanor Roosevelt made the position more public and proactive. A candid foreword by Rosalynn Carter underscores the difficult balancing act forced upon the wife of a president. The entries average two to three pages in length, and they reveal how each woman adapted to life in the White House, either withdrawing as far as possible from its limelight, as did Elizabeth Monroe and Bess Truman, or basking in it, as did Mary Lincoln and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Kramer describes how many modern First Ladies-Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton, in particular-endured criticism for having too much influence on the presidency, yet she reveals that just as many past First Ladies, such as Edith Wilson and Florence Harding, wielded equally strong influence, if in subtler ways. There's plenty of fascinating reading in these pages and plenty of material for reports. While the internal black-and-white photos and reproductions vary in quality, the book sports an appealing full-color cover and should attract a wide audience.- William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679893479
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/06/2001
Series:
Look-It-Up Bks.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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