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Secret Lives of the First Ladies

Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia From Inside the White House

Cormac O'Brien, Eugene Smith (Illustrator)


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This updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies.
Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever. This revised and expanded edition from Quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, it comes complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. Did you know that . . .
Dolley Madison loved to chew tobacco
Mary Todd Lincoln conducted séances on a regular basis
Eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns
Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121,000 on her wardrobe in a single year
Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios—her handle was “First Mama”
And much, much more.

Quirk Books, 9781683690047, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

About the Author

Cormac O’Brien is also the author of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents and Secret Lives of the Civil War. He lives in New Jersey.