First women : the grace and power of America's modern First Ladies / Kate Andersen Brower.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined the role of First Lady of the United States since 1960. From Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, she offers new insights into this privileged group, and shares stories exploring everything from the first ladies' political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands.
    • Content Notes:
      The political wife -- Sisterhood of 1600 -- Profiles in courage -- Motherhood -- Supporting actors -- East Wing vs. West Wing -- The good wife -- Bad blood -- Keep calm and carry on -- Ladies, first.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-363) and index.
      28 43
    • Other Titles:
      Grace and power of America's modern First Ladies.
    • ISBN:
      9780062439659
      0062439650
    • Accession Number:
      neos.7468271
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BROWER, K. A. First women : the grace and power of America’s modern First Ladies. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. ISBN 9780062439659. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 21 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brower KA. First Women : The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875. Accessed February 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Brower, K. A. (2016). First women : the grace and power of America’s modern First Ladies (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. 2016. First Women : The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Brower, K. A. (2016) First women : the grace and power of America’s modern First Ladies. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 21 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brower, KA 2016, First women : the grace and power of America’s modern First Ladies, First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 21 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. First Women : The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. First Women : The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brower KA. First women : the grace and power of America’s modern First Ladies [Internet]. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.7468271&custid=s3443875

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2016 July #1

Brower (The Residence) has written a sophisticated and intimate portrait of modern first ladies, from Jacqueline Kennedy through Michelle Obama in expertly balanced prose that is neither too impersonal nor too personal. Though Brower doesn't whitewash the different personalities of the women, she manages to find positives in even some of the more reputedly prickly characters. With a deft touch, the author moves from Kennedy's lifelong grief over her husband, John F. Kennedy's, assassination to the impact of Richard Nixon's scandal and resignation on his wife, Pat, to Betty Ford's addictions. Though attention is given to all of the women, there is perhaps a greater focus on Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. This leads to the only negative point that can be made about the book, which is that there is a decidedly small amount of information on more recent first ladies, particularly Laura Bush. Brower writes with grace and ease and finely outlines the lives of these influential figures, providing deep insights into the experiences of each. VERDICT A must-have for every library, this account will entertain and enthrall readers of a wide variety of ages and interests.—Stacy Shaw, Orange, CA

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