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By Kate Andersen Brower

From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the groundbreaking backstairs examine the White residence, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making examine the genuine smooth strength agents at 1600 Pennsylvania street: the 1st women, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

One of the main underestimated—and challenging—positions on this planet, the 1st girl of the USA has to be many stuff: an inspiring chief with a forward-thinking time table of her personal; a savvy baby-kisser, expert at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a spouse and mom working less than consistent scrutiny; and an capable CEO liable for the graceful operation of numerous companies and particular occasions on the White apartment. Now, as she did in her destroy no 1 bestseller The Residence, former White apartment correspondent Kate Andersen Brower attracts on a wide range of untapped, candid sources—from place of abode employees and social secretaries to associates and political advisers—to inform the tales of the 10 impressive girls who've outlined that function given that 1960.

Brower deals new insights into this privileged team of outstanding girls, together with Jacqueline Kennedy, girl chook Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The tales she stocks diversity from the heartwarming to the stunning and tragic, exploring every thing from the 1st girls’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with different first girls to their private and non-private relationships with their husbands. She additionally deals a close and insightful new portrait of 1 of the most-watched first girls of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years within the White condominium may well let us know approximately her personal ancient presidential run . . . and what existence will be like with the nation’s first First Husband.

Candid and illuminating, this primary crew biography of the fashionable first women offers a revealing examine lifestyles upstairs and downstairs on the world’s strongest address.

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