First Mothers

First Mothers

The Women Who Shaped the Presidents

Book - 2000
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Bonnie Angelo, a veteran reporter and writer for Time, has captured the daily lives, thoughts, and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American presidents. From formidably aristocratic Sara Delano Roosevelt to diehard Democrat Martha Truman, champion athlete Dorothy Bush, and hard-living Virginia Clinton Kelley, Angelo blends these women's stories with the texture of their lives and with colorful details of their times. First Mothers is an in-depth look at the special mother-son relationships that nurtured and helped propel the last twelve American presidents to the pinnacle of power.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060937119
Branch Call Number: 973.099 Angelo
Characteristics: x, 451 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Jul 05, 2016

Angelo does a great job portraying the role of the mother in the formation of eleven men who became U.S. presidents in recent years. There is great diversity in the men's background, but the one thing that they have in common is a mother who believed she was raising a very special son. I only wish that there was an updated version that included Barrack Obama.


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