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Leading ladies of the White House : communication strategies of notable twentieth-century First Ladies / edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer.

Contributor(s): Wertheimer, Molly Meijer.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Communication, media, and politics. Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005Description: xxiv, 283 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0742536726 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Presidents' spouses -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Language | Communication -- Political aspects -- United States | Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United StatesDDC classification: 973/.09/9
Contents:
First ladies' fundamental rhetorical choices : When to speak? What to say? When to remain silent? / Molly Meijer Wertheimer -- The First Lady : a site of "American womanhood" / Karrin Vasby Anderson -- Eleanor Roosevelt : a rhetorical reconstruction of First Ladydom / Lisa R. Barry -- Jacqueline Kennedy : the rhetorical construction of Camelot / Elizabeth J. Natalle -- Lady Bird Johnson : the making of a public First Lady with private influence / Diana B. Carlin -- Pat Nixon : wisdom to know the difference / Linda B. Hobgood -- Betty Ford : a certain comfort from a candid First Lady / Nichola D. Gutgold and Linda B. Hobgood -- Rosalynn Carter : crafting a presidential partnership rhetorically / Diane M. Blair and Shawn J. Parry-Giles -- Nancy Reagan : leading lady, supporting actress, or bit player / Janette Kenner Muir and Mary Mooney -- Barbara Bush : her rhetorical development and appeal / Molly Meijer Wertheimer -- Hillary Rodham Clinton : using her vital voice / Anne F. Mattina -- Laura Bush : using the "magic of words" to educate and advocate / Molly Meijer Wertheimer.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

First ladies' fundamental rhetorical choices : When to speak? What to say? When to remain silent? / Molly Meijer Wertheimer -- The First Lady : a site of "American womanhood" / Karrin Vasby Anderson -- Eleanor Roosevelt : a rhetorical reconstruction of First Ladydom / Lisa R. Barry -- Jacqueline Kennedy : the rhetorical construction of Camelot / Elizabeth J. Natalle -- Lady Bird Johnson : the making of a public First Lady with private influence / Diana B. Carlin -- Pat Nixon : wisdom to know the difference / Linda B. Hobgood -- Betty Ford : a certain comfort from a candid First Lady / Nichola D. Gutgold and Linda B. Hobgood -- Rosalynn Carter : crafting a presidential partnership rhetorically / Diane M. Blair and Shawn J. Parry-Giles -- Nancy Reagan : leading lady, supporting actress, or bit player / Janette Kenner Muir and Mary Mooney -- Barbara Bush : her rhetorical development and appeal / Molly Meijer Wertheimer -- Hillary Rodham Clinton : using her vital voice / Anne F. Mattina -- Laura Bush : using the "magic of words" to educate and advocate / Molly Meijer Wertheimer.

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