Kati Marton’s bestselling Hidden Power is an look that is engrossing twelve presidential marriages–from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura and George W. Bush–that have profoundly affected America’s history.
Marton uncovers the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the wer that is ultimate, showing exactly how very first women used their privileged access towards the president to influence staffing, improve causes, and engage straight in policy-making. Edith Wilson secretly went the nation after Woodrow’s debilitating swing. Eleanor Roosevelt was FDR’s compass that is moral. And Laura Bush, initially shy of any role that is public has been shown to be the psychological ballast on her spouse. Through substantial research and interviews, Marton reveals the substantial–yet usually overlooked–legacy of presidential spouses, supplying understanding of the evolution of women’s roles into the 20th century and vividly depicting the synergy of those unique governmental partnerships.