FIRST LADIES A Select Bibliography
I own the titles that are starred
American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy. Edited by Lewis L. Gould. New York: Garland, 1996.
Anderson, Alice E. Behind Ever Successful President: The Hidden Power and Influence of America's First Ladies. New York: Shapolsky, 1992.
*Anthony, Carl Sferrazza. First Ladies: The Sage of the President's Wives and Their Power, 2 volumes. New York: W. Morrow, 1990-1991.
Bauer, Stephen. At Ease in the White House: The Uninhibited Memoirs of a Presidential Social Aide. New York: Carol, 1991.
*Barzman, Sol. The First Ladies. New York: Cowles, 1970.
*Boller, Paul F. Presidential Wives. New York: Oxford University, 1988.
Bryant, Traphes. Dog Days at the White House: The Outrageous Memoirs of the Presidential Kennel Keeper. New York: Macmillan, 1975.
*Caroli, Betty Boyd. First Ladies. New York: Oxford University, 1987.
Fields, Alonzo. My 21 Years in the White House. New York: Coward-McCann, 1961.
Furman, Bess. White House Profile: A Social History of the White House, Its Occupants, and Its Festivities. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951.
Garvey, Barbara Oney. "A Rhetorical-Humanistic Analysis of the Relationship Between First Ladies and the Way Women Find a Place in Society. Thesis (Ph.D)--Ohio State University, 1978.
Gutin, Myra Greenberg. "The President's Partner: The First Lady as Public Communicator, 1920-1976. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Universty of Michigan, 1983.
Hay, Peter. All the Presidents' Ladies: Anecdotes of the Women Behind the Men in the White House. New York: Viking, 1988.
Healy, Diana Dixon. America's First Ladies: Private Lives of the Presidential Wives. New York: Atheneum, 1988.
*Klapthor, Margaret. The Dresses of the First Ladies of the White House as Exhibited in the United States National Museum. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1952.
Langford, Laura C. The Ladies of the White House: Or, In the Home of the Presidents. Philadelphia: Bradley, 1981.
McConnell, Jane and Burt. Our First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Pat Ryan Nixon. New York: Crowell, 1969
Means, Marianne. The Woman in the White House: The Lives, Times, and Influence of Twelve Notable First Ladies. New York: Random House, 1961.
Parks, Lillian R. My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House. New York: Fleet, 1961.
Rosebush, James S. First Lady, Public Wife: A Behind-the-Scenes History of the Evolving Role of First Ladies in American Political Life. Lanham, MD: Madison, 1987.
Sadler, Christine. America's First Ladies. New York: Macfadden-Bartell, 1963.
Smithsonian Institution. The First Ladies Hall. Washington, 1963.
Truett, Randle Bond. The First Ladies in Fashion. New York: Hastings House, 1954.
*Truman, Margaret. First Ladies. New York: Random House, 1995.
Waldrup, Carole Chandler. Presidents' Wives: The Lives of 44 American women of Strength. Jefferson, NC: MaFarland, 1989.
*West, J. B. Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies. New York: Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan, 1973.
Whitton, Mary Ormsbee. First First Ladies, 1789-1865 A Study of the Wives of the Early Presidents. New York: Hastings House, 1948.