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Hidden Power Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History

ISBN-10: 0385721889
ISBN-13: 9780385721882
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kati Marton
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Description: Kati Marton’s bestselling Hidden Power is an engrossing look at twelve presidential marriages–from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura and George W. Bush–that have profoundly affected America’s history. Marton uncovers the behind-the-scenes dynamics  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kati Marton’s bestselling Hidden Power is an engrossing look at twelve presidential marriages–from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura and George W. Bush–that have profoundly affected America’s history. Marton uncovers the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the ultimate power couples, showing how first ladies have used their privileged access to the president to influence staffing, promote causes, and engage directly in policy-making. Edith Wilson secretly ran the country after Woodrow’s debilitating stroke. Eleanor Roosevelt was FDR’s moral compass. And Laura Bush, initially shy of any public role, has proven to be the emotional ballast for her husband. Through extensive research and interviews, Marton reveals the substantial–yet often overlooked–legacy of presidential wives, providing insight into the evolution of women’s roles in the twentieth century and vividly depicting the synergy of these unique political partnerships.

Introduction
Edith and Woodrow Wilson: Fools for Love
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt: The Partnership That Changed the World
Bess and Harry Truman: The Good Husband
Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy: A Marriage All the Same
Lady Bird and Lyndon Johnson: The Singular Object of Their Affection
Pat and Richard Nixon: Misalliance
Betty and Gerald Ford: Ordinary People
Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter: Virtue Unrewarded
Nancy and Ronald Reagan: Virtually Perfect
Barbara and George Bush: Mother Knows Best
Hillary and Bill Clinton: Unlimited Partnership
Laura and George W. Bush: Transformed by History
Notes
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Index

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