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By Kate Andersen Brower

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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

One of the main underestimated—and challenging—positions on the earth, the 1st girl of the U.S. needs 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 lower than consistent scrutiny; and an capable CEO chargeable for the graceful operation of numerous companies and particular occasions on the White condominium. Now, as she did in her damage number one bestseller The Residence, former White residence correspondent Kate Andersen Brower attracts on a big selection of untapped, candid sources—from place of abode employees and social secretaries to neighbors and political advisers—to inform the tales of the 10 striking ladies who've outlined that function considering 1960.

Brower bargains new insights into this privileged staff of exceptional ladies, together with Jacqueline Kennedy, girl fowl 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 surprising and tragic, exploring every little thing from the 1st women’ 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 an in depth and insightful new portrait of 1 of the most-watched first women of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years within the White condo may possibly let us know approximately her personal ancient presidential run . . . and what lifestyles can be like with the nation’s first First Husband.

Candid and illuminating, this primary workforce biography of the fashionable first girls presents a revealing examine existence upstairs and downstairs on the world’s strongest address.

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