First Ladies

by Margaret Truman

Hardcover, 1995




Random House (1995), Edition: 1st, 368 pages


This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and others, while warmly recalling Pat Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Ms. Truman's legendary frankness is present but so, too, is a generosity of spirit. Photos throughout.


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LibraryThing member debnance
Don't look for objectivity here! But if you enjoy hearing stories about American Presidents and their lives, especially from a decidedly opinionated source, you will love this book. Get Margaret Truman's take on recent White House wives including Pat Nixon and Jackie Kennedy as well as less well
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known but equally fascinating figures such as Julia Tyler and Lou Hoover. Recommended.
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LibraryThing member carterchristian1
Been there, done that. Margaret Truman brings credentials to the task and adds another set of somewhat more than thumbnail sketches to the first lady anthologies.


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Physical description

368 p.; 6.75 inches


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