First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and Their Power

Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Author, Lisa Drew, Editor William Morrow & Company $30 (2p) ISBN 978-0-688-10562-4
This second in the two-volume study of the presidents' wives begins with the White House years of Jacqueline Kennedy. In accenting the virtues of this former first lady, delete? she is well known for so many, more sensational things!/the book goes into the refurbishing in great detail, which is why the reviewer mentions it--but your point is well taken and we've Anthony brings to light her little-noted but considerable influence on diplomatic and political events. The author studies his subjects in greater depth in this volume than in the first, as he follows the life of each of the seven female incumbents of the last three decades. A sense of intimacy and a behind-the-scenes flavor is embellished by the author's access to private papers, which alsothe sense of intimacy and the behind-the-scenes flavor reveal relationships?/that should fix reveal relationships that continue among first ladies. These mini-biographies serve to raise consciousness about the vastok that ``extensive'' used in last review? contributions made by these women in their secondary roles. usage is wrong, the history is neither tailored to each individual reader, nor filtered by author's personal experience (reviewer has just called book ``objective'')--what is reviewer trying to say?/I've deleted; we don't need that Photos not seen by PW . (May)
Reviewed on: 04/29/1991
Release date: 05/01/1991
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 685 pages - 978-0-688-11272-1
Hardcover - 2 pages - 978-0-688-07704-4
Paperback - 512 pages - 978-0-688-12575-2
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