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Leading Ladies of the White House: Communication Strategies of Notable Twentieth-Century First Ladies Molly Meijer Wertheimer

Leading Ladies of the White House: Communication Strategies of Notable Twentieth-Century First Ladies

Molly Meijer Wertheimer

Published October 17th 2004
ISBN : 9780742536722
Paperback
312 pages
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Based on the volume Inventing a Voice, the more concise Leading Ladies of the White House follows the lives and communication of some of the most notable twentieth-century first ladies. Exploring their speaking, writing, media coverage andMoreBased on the volume Inventing a Voice, the more concise Leading Ladies of the White House follows the lives and communication of some of the most notable twentieth-century first ladies. Exploring their speaking, writing, media coverage and interactions, and visual rhetoric, the book includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Laura Bush. Featuring an introduction on the public persona of a presidents spouse and a chapter on the first lady as a site of American womanhood, Leading Ladies of the White House captures these high-profile womens reflections on public expectations and perceived restrictions on their communication.