The First Ladies: Their Lives and Legaciesby Deborah Jones Sherwood, Hallie Einhorn (Editor), Orit Mardkha-Tenzer (Designed by)
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.
- Sterling Publishing
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My daughter purchased this book for a college research project. (She received an A on her paper.) I also read Ms. Sherwood's book and was extremely impressed with the quality of her writing and obvious depth of knowledge regarding America's First Ladies. I was amazed at the power and influence many of the women profiled in this book have had on the history of our country.
Heard the author speak at a woman's club meeting...wonderful, entertaining. Can't wait to receive my book!
Of all the books on First Ladies of the United States, this one is the only one I have found interesting, informative and entertaining. Deborah Jones Sherwood, where have you been! I understand you have a web site and give speeches about our First Ladies so I am now going to get the details! Congratulations on a wonderful book!