Five Best Books on First Ladies

From a Wall Street Journal story by Rebecca Boggs Roberts headlined “Five Best: Books on First Ladies”:

Martha Washington

By Patricia Brady (2005)

1. Go ahead and judge this book by its cover. Instead of a dowdy matron in a lace cap, Patricia Brady’s biography of Martha Washington begins with a painting that used age-regression technology to imagine her as young and alluring woman in a stylish gown. From that unconventional introduction, Ms. Brady expands into a nuanced and thoroughly researched portrait of our first first lady. This Martha is smart, captivating, independent and even a little sexy.