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America’s Most Influential First Ladies
Carl Sferazza Anthony ©2003
foreword by Betty Ford

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  • 160 pages
  • More than 55 black-and-white photos
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 6" x 9"
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-69-4
  • $19.95







“Anthony presents a sketch of each [first lady] with information about their early years as well as the unusual strengths of character for which they are noted. ”
School Library Journal

Author Anthony, a speech writer for Nancy Reagan, examines the contributions of Reagan, as well as of Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Nellie Taft, Florence Harding, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. As Betty Ford writes in her foreword, these first ladies “worked both quietly and forcefully for the things they believed were important.”