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Description - Hidden Power by Kati Marton

Kati Marton s bestselling Hidden Power is an engrossing look at twelve presidential marriages from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura and George W. Bush that have profoundly affected America s history. Marton uncovers the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the ultimate power couples, showing how first ladies have used their privileged access to the president to influence staffing, promote causes, and engage directly in policy-making. Edith Wilson secretly ran the country after Woodrow s debilitating stroke. Eleanor Roosevelt was FDR s moral compass. And Laura Bush, initially shy of any public role, has proven to be the emotional ballast for her husband. Through extensive research and interviews, Marton reveals the substantial yet often overlooked legacy of presidential wives, providing insight into the evolution of women s roles in the twentieth century and vividly depicting the synergy of these unique political partnerships."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385721882
ISBN-10: 0385721889
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kati Marton

Kati Marton is the author of numerous works of non-fiction Wallenberg, A Death in Jerusalem, and The Polk Conspiracy and fiction, An American Woman. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, and The New Republic. A former correspondent for National Public Radio and ABC News, Marton received a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband and her son and daughter."

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