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The Resource Affairs of state : the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II, by Gil Troy

Affairs of state : the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II, by Gil Troy

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Affairs of state : the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II
Title
Affairs of state
Title remainder
the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Gil Troy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The emergence of the presidential couple is one of the most important and contentious developments in America's postwar political history. After the exceptional Roosevelts, the change began innocently enough, with Mamie becoming the first First Lady to remain on the campaign trail without her husband - receiving nothing but praise as a result. By the 1960s, with Lady Bird lobbying for legislation on TV, the first signs of protest appeared. In the 1970s, when Jerry and
  • Betty Ford increased East Wing staffing and press coverage, the idea of the presidential couple was institutionalized, but Betty became so controversial she may have cost Jerry his chances for election. With Hillary Clinton, the backlash can no longer be denied. Though Bill announced during his first campaign that the country would be getting "two for the price of one," by his second he and Hillary appeared to have learned a painful lesson. She had morphed into Nancy
  • Reagan, speaking out for children's issues, loyally supporting her husband, and denying any interest or role in policymaking. As Gil Troy points out, the most successful recent couple has been the Bushes, who modeled themselves after an older generation. The lesson is clear: First Ladies can be far more helpful than ever before with image-making, but not with substantive legislative or managerial functions. The country does not want an un-impeachable, un-removable
  • partner to take a politically active role
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Troy, Gil
Dewey number
973/.099
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.T78 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • President's spouses
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Affairs of state : the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II, by Gil Troy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35103527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
486 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684828206
Lccn
96032795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Affairs of state : the rise and rejection of the presidential couple since World War II, by Gil Troy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35103527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
486 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684828206
Lccn
96032795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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