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My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams, with a Foreword by Joseph J. Ellis My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams, with a Foreword by Joseph J. Ellis
By Adams, Abigail
2010-11
- Belknap Press
9780674057050 Check our catalog

Separated more often than they were together over a 40-year span, John and Abigail Adams shared their lives through letters that each addressed to "My Dearest Friend." This new collection invites readers to experience the founding of a nation and the partnership of two strong individuals, in their own words. …More

First Family: Abigail and John First Family: Abigail and John
By Ellis, Joseph J.
2010-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269621 Check our catalog

Awards:
Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) (2011)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency" brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation. …More

A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
By Brady, Patricia
2011-01 - Palgrave MacMillan Trade
9780230609501 Check our catalog

 

The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution—but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her times in the name of love. As the wife of a great…More


 

These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
By Andersen, Christopher
2013-08 - Gallery Books
9781476732329 Check our catalog

Here, as we approach the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, Andersen looks at Jack and Jackie Kennedy during their final year, pondering aloud whether after all the triumphs and betrayals they still loved each other. …More

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy [With 8 CD's] Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy [With 8 CD's]
By Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
2011-09 - Hyperion Books
9781401324254 Check our catalog

"Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that …More

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
By Epstein, Daniel Mark
2009-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345478009 Check our catalog

The first book on the Lincoln marriage in more than 50 years, this fascinating work by a noted historical biographer sheds new light on both the personal and political lives of one of American history's most important couples. …More

James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple
By Chadwick, Bruce
2014-02 - Prometheus Books
9781616148355 Check our catalog

 

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America's first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons' personal and political lives.
Chadwick argues that Madison was not a boring, average president, as…More


 

Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage
By Swift, Will
2014-01 - Threshold Editions
9781451676945 Check our catalog

When Americans remember the controversial Nixons, they usually focus on the political triumphs, the turbulent White House years, and the humiliating public downfall. But a very different image of the polarizing president emerges in this fascinating portrait of his relationship with Pat. Now, the couple's recently released love letters and other private documents reveal that as surely as …More

The Obamas The Obamas
By Kantor, Jodi
2012-01 - Little Brown and Company
9780316098755 Check our catalog

Kantor takes readers deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions, and personalities, "The Obamas" is an intimate portrait that will surprise readers. 352 pp. …More

Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
By Rowley, Hazel
2011-09 - Picador USA
9780312610630 Check our catalog

In this groundbreaking new account of their marriage, Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention--private and public--that kept Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt together. …More

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
By Goodwin, Doris Kearns
1995-10 - Simon & Schuster
9780684804484 Check our catalog

Awards:
Pulitzer Prize (1995)

Winner - 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History
Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work paints a detailed, intimate portrait of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and provides a brilliant narrative account of America during wartime. …More

The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage & a Revolution The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage & a Revolution
By Chadwick, Bruce
2006-10 - Sourcebooks
9781402206955 Check our catalog

Awards:
Independent Publisher Book Awards (2007)

Praise for The General & Mrs. Washington: "Chadwick's brisk narrative comes as close as we are likely to get to an understanding of the Washington union A deft portrait of the Washington team, building a life together and, eventually, a new nation." -Kirkus Reviews "Just when you thought you knew the story of America's founding, along comes Bruce Chadwick with this remarkable new way of seeing the …More

Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History
By Marton, Kati
2002-07 - Anchor Books
9780385721882 Check our catalog

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, …More