First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and their Power, 1789-1961

By Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Reading Level: High School, Adult
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow & Co., 1990

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Author Carl S. Anthony likens the First Ladies to a select sorority in this splendid history that defines the political and social power inherent to the position of First Lady.

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