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NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies

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While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation's history, one thing remains constant: American's have always been fascinated by the wives of the President.

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What a great score from Library Thing Early Reviewers! I'm a big fan of NPR and a big fan of history, so this compilation of stories about the First Ladies of the US was a win/win for me. Cokie Roberts acts as the guide through the three discs, providing context for the stories in the introductions. It's one thing to hear these stories by themselves as they were produced over the years, but it's quite another to hear them told one after the other. The eras and situations in which these women found themselves may have all been different, but somehow the strength and dignity of each woman shines through. And oh, Mrs Harding, why have I never heard this story before??

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While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation's history, one thing remains constant: American's have always been fascinated by the wives of the President.
While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of  the nation's history, one thing remains constant: American's have always been fascinated by the wives of the President. Insights into their formative years, their daily routines within the White House, their influence on the public policies espoused by their husbands, and their bold journey into the modern political spotlight have captivated generations of political historians, social critics and tabloid gawkers alike. NPR presents the story of these iconic women as they apply their unique gifts to help transform the role of women in public and private life. Featuring in-depth profiles of many of our beloved, inspiring, and occasionally enigmatic first ladies, including: Martha Washingtion, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and more.

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Series Title
American Chronicles
Publisher
HighBridge Company
Book Format
Other
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
0
Author
NPR
ISBN-13
9781622313501
Publication Date
February, 2015
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
4.90 x 5.60 x 0.60 Inches (US)
ISBN-10
162231350X

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What a great score fro...

What a great score from Library Thing Early Reviewers! I'm a big fan of NPR and a big fan of history, so this compilation of stories about the First Ladies of the US was a win/win for me. Cokie Roberts acts as the guide through the three discs, providing context for the stories in the introductions. It's one thing to hear these stories by themselves as they were produced over the years, but it's quite another to hear them told one after the other. The eras and situations in which these women found themselves may have all been different, but somehow the strength and dignity of each woman shines through. And oh, Mrs Harding, why have I never heard this story before??

This is a brilliant li...

This is a brilliant little collection of NPR stories. I'm not fond of books on tape, but this is a mix of stories that is easy to listen to while travelling. I've learned a lot and will investigate other similarly packaged materials.

This Audio CD is great...

This Audio CD is great for car or airplane travel. I enjoy NPR and can't always pick it up on the radio when traveling. Diverse interviews.

Not really an audioboo...

Not really an audiobook, this product is part of a series of NPR-sponsored CD collections of stories on a theme, originally recorded for broadcast. The theme here is American First Ladies, and though we don't hear about all of them, we're given 26 glimpses into the lives of some the best-known women in that distinguished group. They're nearly all interesting stories, and fun to listen to, though none of them quite reach the level of being an NPR "driveway moment." I'd recommend this collection to nearly anyone who's interested in American politics, culture, or history, with just a handful of minor reservations. One is a reflection of a characteristic problem of broadcast journalism: there are always time constraints. The better stories left me longing for more detail. There's also more of a twentieth-century emphasis to the stories than I would have liked. The other issue is that the stories were originally produced over a period of over three decades, and discussed very different eras in American culture, so there's some inconsistency from beginning to end. These are minor issues, though, and overall these stories are well worth a listen.

I received these CDs a...

I received these CDs as an Early Reviewer. I really enjoy listening to books in my car and this selection worked particularly well that way. The entries are fairly brief and lend themselves to a car ride. I don't know that I necessarily learned much new. I listen to NPR quite a bit and have heard some or even most of these pieces before. However, it is always fun to hear them gathered together and to get a sense of the first ladies. I found myself caring for these women and wishing that they could meet as a group right now and talk about their thoughts as former first ladies. I do believe I have friends that will enjoy these cds and I plan to lend them out very soon.

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