Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk: remarkably influential First Lady, and brilliant master of the art of high politics--a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism. At the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wiel The acclaimed author of A Wicked War now gives us the little known story of Sarah Polk: remarkably influential First ...

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Title:Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk
Author:Amy S. Greenberg
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Genres:History
ISBN:0385354134
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk Reviews

  • Linda
    Feb 23, 2019
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  • Judy Owens
    Mar 12, 2019
    Just loved this nuanced treatment of an amazing political insider. Loved it! ...
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    Feb 17, 2019
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    Mar 03, 2019
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  • Steve Donoghue
    Mar 11, 2019
    Amy Greenberg's assertion that Sarah Polk, of all people, was responsible for revamping the way Americans conceive of the role and nature of the First Lady seems at first like a bit of a stretch, to put it mildly. But the author backs up her claims with formidable research and insight ...
  • Linda
    Mar 30, 2019
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  • Susan O
    Feb 11, 2019
    "Although Sarah Childress Polk rose to political power by crossing boundaries, skillfully manipulating both men and women, and analyzing politics with a focus nearly as intense as that of the husband who worked himself to death, in public memory Mrs. James K. Polk was celebrated as som...
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    Apr 22, 2019
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    Mar 19, 2019
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  • Janilyn Kocher
    Jan 15, 2019
    This is a very comprehensive biography. I enjoyed all the thorough research the author did on Sarah Childress Polk. The book illustrates how involved SCP was in her husband's political career. I also appreciated the background on Sarah's family and what happened to the Polk estate af...
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    Apr 11, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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    Mar 14, 2019
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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  • John Gregory
    Apr 16, 2019
    In Sarah Polk's day, being childless was an embarrassment for a woman (although this was probably due to her husband's condition). Yet it freed her up to be a full political partner with the 11th president, a role that she took to with gusto. Amy Greenberg recounts the factors -- her P...
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    Mar 17, 2019
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    Feb 18, 2019
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    Mar 20, 2019
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  • Dominique King
    Apr 20, 2019
    I was curious about "Mrs. James K." Polk, and didn't know much about her as I hadn't done much reading about this time period (my reading tends to include later eras like the "Gilded Age" or the early 20th century), but I'm sure this would have interested Tim as he read a lot of histor...
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    Feb 17, 2019
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    Apr 07, 2019
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    Apr 08, 2019
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  • Jonathan
    Apr 08, 2019
    Omg - what a fantastic engaging fun book to read! Ch 5 is a blast! Varina Davis, Dolly Madison, and especially Catherine Beecher all fascinating to learn about. Greenberg writes like she is presenting a story as one peels an onion being slowly peeled revealing succulent bites of person...
  • Joseph J.
    Mar 04, 2019
    This impressive biography joins a growing list of serious First Lady studies, and especially as with Catherine Allgor's study of Dolley Madison- A Perfect Union- focuses on an American First Lady's not admirable legacy with American slavery. James and Sarah Polk were a childless couple...
  • David Dunlap
    Apr 01, 2019
    This is a biography of Sarah Childress Polk, the wife of the 11th POTUS -- and something of an historical marvel or an annoyance, depending upon one's point of view. The marvel is the author's mastery of her material; the possible annoyance is how much she spins from such slender recor...
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    Feb 28, 2019
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    Mar 09, 2019
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    Apr 15, 2019
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