All the Presidents' Children

All the Presidents' Children

Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families

Book - 2003
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From Abigail "Nabby" Adams to Barbara and Jenna Bush, George Washington Adams to John F. Kennedy, Jr., the children of America's presidents have both suffered and triumphed under the watchful eyes of their powerful fathers and the glare of the ever-changing public. Many, like the children of William Henry Harrison and Andrew Johnson, writhed under the pressure and fought bitter battles with alcoholism and depression only to die young. Others, like Robert Todd Lincoln, Margaret Truman, and Helen Taft Manning, used the privileges granted them to achieve their own success in the worlds of politics, business, and academia. All, however, had to cope with the entirely unique experience of sharing their fathers with the country that called them to leadership and living a life worthy of their place in history.

Combining twenty years of study with never-before-published letters and personal accounts from presidential children, Doug Wead has produced a remarkable and authoritative analysis of the extraordinary people born to American presidents throughout history.

Stories of outstanding presidential daughters; the eight weddings perfor

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780743446310
Characteristics: 456 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


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Jan 16, 2015

This book is full of interesting stories about the lives of the president's children. I liked it.

Nov 18, 2014

this is a pretty depressing book overall...the tragedy aspect is stressed quite a bit...could have skipped this one.


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