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Dear First Lady

Letters to the White House

by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson

Hardcover, 207 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |

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Drawn from the National Archives, a compelling assortment of correspondence collects letters, appearing as full-size facsimiles, written over the centuries to America's first ladies by both ordinary citizens and famous figures, accompanied by information providing a biographical, historical, and cultural context for the writers' concerns and ideas. 17,500 first printing.

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'Dear First Lady': Letters Offer Glimpse of History

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