Affairs of state: the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II
Includes bibliographical references and index. Prologue: Searching for Perfect Couples in the Shadow of FDR and ER -- 1. "Just the Wife of the President": On the Trumans, Privacy, and Gentility -- 2. "Ike Is My Career": The Eisenhowers at Home in the Fifties -- 3. The Kennedys: "A Magic Moment in American History" -- 4. "Crawling Down Pennsylvania Avenue on Broken Glass": The Johnson Partnership During the Assault on Standards -- 5. "Stand by Your Man": From the "Pat and Dick" Show to The Final Days -- 6. The Ford Interregnum and the Primal Scene of Presidential Politics -- 7. "Who Elected Her?": The Carter's Co-presidency -- 8. "Doing Everything We Can": The Reagan Liberation -- 9. Perfect Couple, Imperfect President: The Bush Restoration -- Conclusion: "Dates with the American People": From the Clintons' Co-presidency to First Consort -- Appendix. "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden": Advice for the First Couple.
- LCC: E176.1
- Dewey Decimal: 973/.099
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 486 p. ; 25 cm.
- Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Presidents -- Family -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Presidents -- United States -- Family -- History -- 20th century
- Presidents' spouses -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1989
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