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It’s both an enviable position and one of the most challenging in the nation. You’re arguably the closest adviser to the president of the United States, but you live in a fishbowl where your every haircut and utterance are judged by the country and the world. A new book examines how the role of U.S. first lady has evolved as women’s role in society has changed.
- Susan Swain Editor, "First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women" (Public Affairs, 2015); Host of C-SPAN's "First Ladies: Influence and Image" series; Co-CEO of C-SPAN
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