What is it like to be America's First Family? In this wonderfully engaging book, Bonnie Angelo, TIME correspondent and acclaimed author of First Mothers, probes two hundred years of American history to tell the story of real life within the White House walls -- how presidents, their wives, children, and extended families work to create a home in an imposing national monument while attempting to keep their private lives away from the public eye.
Angelo chronicles happy occasions and dark days at the nation's most famous address, with fascinating, accounts of weddings, love affairs, children, domestic squabbles, and tragic deaths. Full of wonderfully engaging tales and anecdotes, First Families takes readers behind the scenes and into the lives of the presidents and their families.
A veteran correspondent at TIME magazine and the first woman to head a TIME foreign bureau, Bonnie Angelo has reported on the White House and presidential families throughout eight administrations. As a Washington correspondent and bureau chief in London and New York, she has covered newsmakers and major events in all fifty states and around the world.
"Irresistible." -- Publishers Weekly--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Binding Type:
William Morrow & CompanyPublished:
8.08h x 5.26w x 0.90d