First Ladies by Margaret Truman
An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

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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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About Margaret Truman

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MARGARET TRUMAN won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation's capital. She was the author of many nonfiction books, including The President's House, in which she shared some of the secrets and history of the White House, where she once resided. She lived in Manhattan.
 
Published September 26, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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 Gossipy and judgmental thumbnail sketches of First Ladiesnot every one, but enough of them to wear the topic out entirely.

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