First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women

First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women

by Susan Swain, C-SPAN

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610395663
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 596,685
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Susan Swain was the moderator for C-SPAN’s special yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image. Swain, is C-SPAN’s co-CEO and in addition to her senior management role network, has been an on-camera interviewer for C-SPAN for over 30 years, interviewing public officials, historians, and journalists for the public affairs network. This is her 9th book project with C-SPAN and PublicAffairs.She lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

A Note to Readers on Style xi

Introduction xiii

Foreword Richard Norton Smith xvii

Martha Dandridge Washington Patricia Brady Richard Norton Smith 1

Abigail Smith Adams Edith Gelles C. James Taylor 14

Martha Wayles Jefferson Catherine Allgor William Seale 25

Dolley Payne Madison Catherine Allgor Edith Mayo 30

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe Daniel Preston Richard Norton Smith 43

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams Amanda Mathews Richard Norton Smith 51

Rachel Donelson Jackson Patricia Brady Michael Henderson 61

Hannah Hoes Van Buren Patricia Brady Michael Henderson 71

Anna Symmes Harrison Edith Mayo Edna Greene Medford 76

Letitia Christian Tyler Julia Gardiner Tyler Edna Greene Medford Taylor Stoermer 80

Sarah Childress Polk Paul Pinkehnan Conover Hunt 91

Margaret Smith Taylor Paul Finkelman Conover Hunt 99

Abigail Powers Fillmore Paul Finkelman Conover Hunt 103

Jane Appleton Pierce Ann Covell 108

Harriet Lane Ann Covell Feather Schwartz Foster 114

Mary Todd Lincoln Richard Norton Smith Rosalyn Terborg-Penn 120

Eliza McCardle Johnson Jacqueline Berger Kendra Hinkle 129

Julia Dent Grant Pamela Sanfilippo William Seale 140

Lucy Webb Hayes Allida Black Tom Culbertson 150

Lucretia Rudolph Garfield Carl Sferrazza Anthony 161

Ellen Herndon Arthur Carl Sferrazza Anthony 171

Frances Folsom Cleveland Annette Dunlap Taylor Stoermer 176

Caroline Scott Harrison Edith Mayo William Seale 188

Ida Saxton McKinley Carl Sferrazza Anthony Richard Norton Smith 199

Edith Carow Roosevelt Stacy Cordery Kathleen Dalton 212

Helen Herron Taft Jane Hampton Cook Lewis Gould 225

Ellen Axson Wilson Edith Boiling Wilson John Milton Cooper Kristie Miller 237

Florence Kling Harding David Pietrusza Katherine Sibley 251

Grace Goodhue Coolidge Cyndy Bittinger Amity Shlaes 263

Lou Henry Hoover Emily Charnock Annette Dunlap 276

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Allida Black Douglas Brinkley 288

Elizabeth (Bess) Wallace Truman Nicole Anslover William Seale 304

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Marilyn Irvin Holt Edith Mayo 316

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Michael Beschloss Barbara Perry 327

Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson Betty Boyd Caroli Cokie Roberts 341

Patricia Ryan Nixon Mary Brennan Timothy Naftali 355

Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Ford Richard Norton Smith 368

Rosalynn Smith Carter Jay Hakes Grace Hale 379

Nancy Davis Reagan Carl Cannon Judy Woodruff 389

Barbara Pierce Bush Jeffrey Engel Myra Gutin 401

Hillary Rodham Clinton David Maraniss Gail Sheehy 414

Laura Welch Bush Ann Gerhart Mark Updegrove 427

Michelle Robinson Obama Liza Mundy Krissah Thompson 439

Appendix: Further Information 453

Acknowledgments 455

Index 457

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