The First Ladies: Their Lives and Legacies by Deborah Jones Sherwood
Women of influence, prestige, and power, the first ladies of the United States have had a profound impact on history. A diverse group, these remarkable women are responsible for the passage of significant acts of legislation, the preservation of numerous historical treasures, and heightened public awareness with respect to countless social causes. What's more these ladies have served as confidantes to some of the most powerful leaders in the world. Packed with full-color and archival images, this exquisite volume brings the fascinating stories of these magnificent women to light. From Martha Washington to Jackie Kennedy to Laura Bush, this invaluable resource profiles each first lady, exploring the challenges they faced, the triumphs they achieved, and the contributions they made. This intriguing book also takes a close look at the unique sense of style that each woman brought to the role, examining the gowns they wore, the changes they made to White House decor, and the ways in which they entertained. Perfect for history buffs and those who wish to learn more about America's first ladies, this invaluable resource is sure to enlighten, entertain, and inspire.