By Dorothy Schneider
Thoroughly up to date in the course of the inauguration in January 2009, First women, 3rd variation covers the entire ladies who've held this esteemed "office" because the founding of the U.S.. that includes a brand new profile of present first girl Michelle Obama, this revised version comprises updates and additions to the profiles of Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. New resources have additionally been extra to the additional examining lists all through and to the bibliography.
An in-depth introductory essay lines the background of the 1st girl, together with adjustments within the proposal of what a president's spouse should still do and be, and the way such notions were suffering from society's altering principles concerning the function of ladies. prepared chronologically through time period of government, each one biographical access contains a particular biography emphasizing each one first lady's existence throughout the presidency, in addition to a chronology, appendixes, and recommendations for extra interpreting. Appendixes directory White condo hostesses, first woman "firsts," and primary girls' reflections; a common bibliography; and an index around out this entire edition.