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Title:
Presidential wives
Author:
Boller, Paul F.
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Edition:
Revised edition, second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 553 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1270 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195127027

9780195121421
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Describes each first lady and her contributions to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes depicting the woman and her characteristics.


Summary

In Presidential Wives, Paul Boller brings his gift for telling detail to bear on the women our Presidents married, and the result is a biographical feat--at once funny and poignant, dramatic and illuminating, covering every First Lady from Martha Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bollerdevotes a full chapter to each of his subjects, featuring an incisive biographical essay followed by a selection of revealing anecdotes. Through his portrayal of such a diverse group of women, Boller sheds new light on how much the institution of the presidency tells us about ourselves and our lifeas a nation. First published in 1988, this second edition has been revised to include updated information on people such as Nancy Reagan and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new preface, and new chapters devoted to Barbara Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Author Notes

Paul F. Boller, Jr., is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Texas Christian University. He is the author of many books, including Presidential Anecdotes and Presidential Campaigns.


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