Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House (Paperback)

Letters to the White House

By Dwight Young (Editor), Margaret Johnson (Editor)

National Geographic Society, 9781426204104, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2009



Following on the success of their collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson joined forces again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in the White House. A wonderful gift book for any American, Dear First Lady reminds us that ours is a great government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," which entitles us to make our views known to our leaders. While some of these missives were written by the famous or the infamous, most are from ordinary Americans who wished to connect with their First Lady. Amusing, appealing, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, the letters appear as full-size facsimiles so readers can see for themselves the substance and style of these intriguing exchanges.

Richly illustrated with archival photography and images, Dear First Lady paints a fascinating portrait of American culture and a behind-the-scenes look inside the White House.

About the Author

Dwight Young is the author of "Alternatives to Sprawl, Saving America s Treasures, " and the bestselling "Dear Mr. President."

Margaret Johnson is an illustrations researcher. She has contributed to several National Geographic books, including "Dear Mr. President, " and "An America Idea: the Making of the National Parks.""