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DK Eyewitness Books #117: First Ladies

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ISBN13: 9780789473974
ISBN10: 0789473976
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Meet forty-five dynamic women — from Martha Washington to America's newest first lady. Here is a captivating, photo-filled guide to the extraordinary women who have made their mark on the White House, and the nation. Eyewitness First Ladies explores the second hardest job in America--and the forty-five exceptional women who did it. Filled with stunning, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, this is an engaging visual tour of U.S. History, as seen through the eyes of America's first ladies. See Dolly Madison's snuffbox, Mary Todd Lincoln's mourning cape, Edith Wilson's tiara, Eleanor Roosevelt's writing desk, and Pat Nixon's party favors. Learn about the part Martha Washington played in the American Revolution, why the White House can be both a palace and a prison, how Frances Harding won her husband's campaign, and of the scandal that haunted Rachel Jackson. Discover why Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award, which president's wife was the first to attend cabinet meetings, the first lady who was suspected of treason, and much much more.

Synopsis:

From Martha Washington to Hillary Clinton, "Eyewitness Books" introduces readers to all of the nation's First Ladies in the White House. Includes illustrations of objects and rare photos that reveal the impact of the presidents' wives on the events during their time periods. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Amy Pastan is a professional writer and editor of books on American history, fine arts, and photography for both adults and children. During her distinguished 20-year career in publishing, she has developed and produced award-winning titles for the Smithsonian Institution as well as for other museums and institutions throughout the US. Her most recent titles included Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty, Lure of the West, and Young America. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons.

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ryanrobin, March 16, 2008 (view all comments by ryanrobin)
i loved this book!! its exciting and very fun!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780789473974
Author:
Pastan, Amy
Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Dk Publishing
Author:
DK Publishing
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - U.S. Presidents & First Ladies
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Political
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
American Hardcover Original Titles
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
117
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.29x8.76x.46 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , From Martha Washington to Hillary Clinton, "Eyewitness Books" introduces readers to all of the nation's First Ladies in the White House. Includes illustrations of objects and rare photos that reveal the impact of the presidents' wives on the events during their time periods. Full-color illustrations.
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