All the Presidents' Children
Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families
By Doug Wead
Thorndike Large Print, (July 2003)
From Abigail "Nabby" Adams to Chelsea Clinton, George Washington Adams to John F. Kennedy, Jr., the children of America's presidents have both suffered and triumphed under the watchful eyes of their powerful fathers and the glare of the ever-changing public. Whether they perished under the pressure like Andrew Johnson, upheld controversial views like Amy Carter, or carried their father's torch right back to the White House like George W. Bush, all presidential children grew up having to share their fathers with the whole of their fellow countrymen -- and, in too many instances, spent the rest of their lives in a desperate search for their own identities.
In this illuminating bestseller, Washington insider Doug Wead offers an authoritative analysis of our nation's presidential offspring. Featuring lively anecdotes, photographs, short biographies, and never-before-published personal accounts, All the Presidents' Children is an important socio-cultural work, a groundbreaking study of American family dynamics, and an entertaining foray into the homes, hearts, and history of our forefathers.
About the Author
DOUG WEAD is a prominent corporate and motivational speaker. In 1980 he cofounded Mercy Corps which has distributed $500 million worth of food and medicine around the world. The author of twenty-six books, he lives near Washington, D.C. with his wife and five children.