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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Cokie Roberts Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR American Chronicles Series Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781622313518
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While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation’s history, one thing remains constant: American’s have always been fascinated by the wives of the president.

Insights into their formative years, their daily routines within the White House, their influence on the public policies espoused by their husbands, and their bold journey into the modern political spotlight have captivated generations of political historians, social critics, and tabloid gawkers alike.

NPR presents the story of these iconic women as they apply their unique gifts to help transform the role of women in public and private life, featuring in-depth profiles of many of our beloved, inspiring, and occasionally enigmatic first ladies, including Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and more.

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  • “Journalist Cokie Roberts deftly introduces excerpts from interviews with First Lady biographers and First Ladies themselves, which aired over a period of time on NPR. Roberts, one of those interviewed for her books that feature women of the Revolutionary period, gives listeners newly researched information that reveals women’s lives during our nation’s infancy…To hear women who made history as they lived it involves the audience in a special experience and opens a window onto our presidents’ private lives. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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NPR, also known as National Public Radio, is an internationally acclaimed producer of audio programming that reaches an audience of twenty-six million listeners every week. A thriving media organization, NPR’s news, information, and music programming is distributed to a network of more than 900 independent stations nationwide.

About the Narrator

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2002, she and Sam Donaldson coanchored the weekly ABC interview program, This Week. She is the bestselling author of We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Ladies of Liberty, and Founding Mothers.