Cradles of Power: The Mothers and Fathers of the American Presidents

Cradles of Power: The Mothers and Fathers of the American Presidents

by Harold I. Gullan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510705333
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 864,100
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Where I'm Coming From ix

1 Foundations of Independence Mary Augustine Washington 1

2 Revealing Just Enough Jeffersons Madisons Monroes 11

3 Examples to Emulate Adamses 27

4 Humble but Heroic Elizabeth Andrew Jackson Sr. 47

5 Patriots and Pioneers Van Burens to Buchanans 55

6 Elevated by Angels Nancy Sarah Thomas Lincoln 91

7 Ambitions Sterner Stuff Johnsons to Arthurs 107

8 An Inheritance of Values Clevelands Harrisons McKinleys 143

9 Parents as Best Friends Martha Theodore Roosevelt Sr. 159

10 The Weight of Expectations Louisa Alphonso Taft 169

11 The Scale of Salvation Jessie Joseph Wilson 179

12 Unlikely to Unlucky Hardings Coolidges Hoovers 189

13 Smothering Mothering? Sara James Roosevelt 211

14 From the Heartland Trumans Eisenhowers 227

15 Losers Need Not Apply Rose Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. 247

16 Politics as a Profession Johnsons Nixons 261

17 "Why Not the Best?" Carters Reagans 285

18 The Name Doesn't Matter Fords Clintons 307

19 Continuity and Change Bushes 323

20 Kansas to Kenya Stanley Ann Barack Obama Sr. 343

Many Thanks 361

Bibliography 363

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