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EDITH KERMIT ROOSEVELT

Creating the Modern First Lady

Lewis Gould's path-breaking study, however, presents a more complex and interesting figure than the somewhat secularized saint Edith Roosevelt has become in the literature on first ladies. While many who knew her found her inspiring and gracious, family members also recalled a more astringent and sometimes nasty personality. Gould looks beneath the surface of her life to examine the intricate legacy of her tenure from 1901 to 1909.

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Ellen and Edith

Ellen and Edith

An authoritative dual biography of the two wives of Woodrow Wilson. Presents a rich and complex portrait of Wilson's marriages, first to the demure Ellen Axon Wilson and then to the controversial Edith Bolling Wilson, as well as his relationship with a "dearest friend," Mary Allen Hulbert Peck.

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Lou Henry Hoover

Activist First Lady

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Nancy Reagan

On the White House Stage

Benze portrays Nancy Reagan as a forceful presence behind the Oval Office’s closed doors, unafraid to take on Donald Regan or Oliver North. He documents her clear influence on presidential appointments, links her quirky penchant for astrology to her show-business past, and traces the creation of the “Just Say No” program to her years in Sacramento, showing that it far exceeded the public-relations motivation that her detractors claimed.

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U.S. Army Doctrine

U.S. Army Doctrine

The first comprehensive history of Army keystone doctrine from the Revolutionary era to the current war in Afghanistan. Explores the principles that have shaped the Army's approach to warfare and reveals that the army's leadership is more forward thinking and adaptive than has been generally believed.

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