All the Presidents' Children by Doug Wead
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All the Presidents' Children
By Doug Wead

All the Presidents' Children

Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families

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All the Presidents' Children by Doug Wead

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From Abigail "Nabby" Adams to Chelsea Clinton, George Washington Adams to John F. Kennedy, Jr., the children of America's presidents have both suffered and triumphed under the watchful eyes of their powerful fathers and the glare of the ever-changing public. Whether they perished under the pressure like Andrew Johnson, upheld controversial views like Amy Carter, or carried their father's torch right back to the White House like George W. Bush, all presidential children grew up having to share their fathers with the whole of their fellow countrymen -- and, in too many instances, spent the rest of their lives in a desperate search for their own identities. In this illuminating bestseller, Washington insider Doug Wead offers an authoritative analysis of our nation's presidential offspring. Featuring lively anecdotes, photographs, short biographies, and never-before-published personal accounts, All the Presidents' Children is an important socio-cultural work, a groundbreaking study of American family dynamics, and an entertaining foray into the homes, hearts, and history of our forefathers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743446334
ISBN-10: 074344633X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a former special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and is now a prominent corporate and university campus speaker. A cofounder of the relief organization Mercy Corps and author of twenty-seven books, including the New York Times bestseller All the Presidents' Children, he lives near Washington, D.C., with his family. Visit his websites at and

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