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Get the lowdown on the modern first ladies

With the election season in full force – with a former first lady running for president – and the recent passing of Nancy Reagan, what could be more timely than a book about America’s modern first ladies?

From Kate Andersen Brower, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence,comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the first ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

One of the most underestimated – and challenging – positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless and special events at the White House.

Now. as she did in her smash #1 bestseller,The Residence, Brower, a former White House correspondent, draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources – from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers -to tell the stories of the 10 remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, includingJacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and relationships with their husbands.

In addition, Brower offers a detailed and insightful new portrait ofone of the most-watched first ladies of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years in the White House may tell us about her own historic presidential run… and what life could be like with the nation’s ahem… First Husband.

Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address.More revelations from First Women:

*The cool relationship between the Clintons and the Carters, and who the Carters were hoping would run in 2016.

*What Jackie Kennedy really thought about the first ladies who came after her and just how much she knew about her husband’s betrayals.

*Shocking information about the first families’ safety and hownow, more than ever before, they are more vulnerable in the White House.

*How Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Clinton handled their husbands’ cheating.

*Why Barbara Bush cannever forgive Hillary Clinton.

PLUS! Fresh revelations about Michelle Obama in the White House and how her unhappiness has affected longtime staffers.