Book Review | Remembering the Ladies
Title: Remembering the Ladies
Author: Ann Covell
I get that you might think Remembering the Ladies is not your forte. But keep an open mind, because I can tell you that this book is not (and should not be) merely for the politics junkie or history buff. Remembering the Ladies is a quick, effortless read. More important, it’s simply interesting, full of fascinating trivia about the wives of American presidents, at least through 1889.
By page 4, I learned that the title of First Lady didn’t come into play until the late 1800s. Who knew? How about that Thomas Jefferson was a widower (OK, some people probably know that) and his daughter Patsy (who served often as First Lady) is officially listed as the First Lady for Jefferson’s presidency?
Remembering the Ladies really surprised me. The research that went into this book pours onto the pages, but not in a textbook kind of way. It was a fun, breezy walk through our presidential history. The beauty of this book is that it gives you a brief glimpse of the First Ladies without coming across like a history book or overwhelming you with incessant facts. If American history or politics interest you at all, you will enjoy this book, just as I did.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*