Secret Lives of the First Ladies

Secret Lives of the First Ladies

What your Teachers Never Told You About the Women of the White House

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
Scandals, Seduction, Addiction, Adultery, Horrific Fashions—And the White House?!?
 
Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the First Ladies features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that:
 
     •  Dolley Madison loved to chew tobacco
     •  Mary Todd Lincoln conducted séances on a regular basis
     •  Eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns
     •  Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121,000 on her wardrobe in a single year
     •  Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios—her handle was “First Mama”
     •  Hillary Clinton dreamed of being an astronaut
     •  And much, much more
 
With chapters on every woman who’s ever made it to the White House, Secret Lives of the First Ladies tackles all of the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these women owned slaves? Which ones were cheating on their husbands? And why was Eleanor Roosevelt serving hot dogs to the King and Queen of England? American history was never this much fun in school!

Baker & Taylor
Presents profiles and little-known facts about the First Ladies.

Hachette Book Group
From the author of our popular Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents comes another rambunctious look at White House history and this time, women are in the spotlight. Secrets Lives of the First Ladies features outrageous and uncensored profiles of all the presidents' wives.

You'll discover that Dolley Madison loved to chew tobacco. Mary Todd Lincoln was committed to an asylum, and Mamie Eisenhower never missed an episode of As the World Turns. You'll also learn why Hillary Clinton went to work for Wal-Mart (long before she started campaigning for a higher minimum wage).

Complete with biographies of every first lady, Secret Lives of the First Ladies tackles rough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these women owned slaves? Which ones were cheating on their husbands? And why did Eleanor Roosevelt serve hot dogs to the Kings and Queens of England? American history was never this much fun!

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk, c2005
ISBN: 9781594740145
1594740143
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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