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Author: NPR Narrator: Cokie Roberts Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.

About the Narrator

Cokie Roberts (1943–2019) was an American journalist, a political commentator, senior news analyst, and bestselling author. She had been cited as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television.She won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress, and a 1991 Emmy Award for her contribution to Who Is Ross Perot? In 2000, she won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She and her mother, Lindy, won the Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research in 2013. She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2000.