First Ladies Fact Book -- Revised and Updated

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

by Bill Harris, Laura Ross

Which American First Lady never cooked a meal? Was accused of looting the White House? Was once a professional dancer? Find out in this accessible, illustrated reference packed with history and revelations.

The First Ladies Fact Book is a comprehensive, fascinating, and intimate look at the life of each first lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Each profile includes a portrait, key biographical information, and several additional photographs. For each of this historically important women, you'll learn key facts about their childhood and upbringing, early careers, the path to the White House, their impact on the role and the country, and post-FLOTUS highlights.

Whether you're browsing, preparing for a tough quiz night or for a classroom report, The First Ladies Fact Book combines the rich facts with fascinating details for history buffs of all ages.

Pick-up the companion title, The President's Fact Book -- Revised and Updated.

  • Running Press; February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781603763134
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: First Ladies Fact Book -- Revised and Updated
  • Author: Bill Harris; Laura Ross
  • Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal

About The Author

Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings as well as sixteen other books about New York. He worked at The New York Times for twenty-five years and was a licensed New York City tour guide before moving to Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides.