The First Ladies Fact Book

The Childhoods, Courtships, Marriages, Campaigns, Accomplishments, and Legacies of Every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Revised and Updated

Bill Harris
Additional text by Laura Ross

The revised and updated paperback edition of the most comprehensive guide to all the first ladies, including all-new information on Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Betty Ford

America’s first ladies have captured the hearts and attention of its citizens ever since the country’s humble beginnings. Black Dog & Leventhal is proud to announce the revised edition of the hit book The First Ladies Fact Book.

Packed with information and surprising facts, The First Ladies Fact Book combines the breadth of a textbook with the intimacy of a biography. This revised and updated paperback edition includes all-new information on Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Betty Ford.

One thousand photographs and illustrations and hundreds of sidebars and fast facts make it a fun, easy, and informative read. Each chapter features information about the first lady’s personal accomplishments, career, style of dress, and decorating preferences as well as a look at her life after the presidency.

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In The First Ladies Fact Book, readers will find out which First Lady – had the most children, served as a delegate to the United Nations, was accused of looting the White House, was a professional dancer, wasn’t born in the United States, never held a job or cooked a meal, ran for President, took her infant daughter on a job interview, never set foot in Washington, D.C., and much more!

A favorite of history buffs, political junkies, and students looking for something more interesting than a textbook, The First Ladies Fact Book will delight readers young and old with a behind-the-scenes look at the nation’s first hostess and the president’s first ally.

Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings, among other books. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Laura Ross is an editor and literary agent. She lives in New York City.

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