FLARE Selected Bibliography

The bibliography that follows contains a selected list of books about first ladies as individuals and in general. The sources give a reader general background. FLARE does not endorse books or support a particular point of view; rather, the list is a resource that serves as a starting point for research and education. If you have published a book and would like to be considered for inclusion in this bibliography, please contact FLARE with appropriate information at flare@kocmemberservices.com.

Martha Dandrige Custis Washington

Abigail Smith Adams

Dorothea “Dolley” Payne Todd Madison

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

Rachel Donelson Jackson

Angelica Van Buren

Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Letitia Christian Tyler

Julia Gardiner Tyler

Sarah Childress Polk

Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor

Abigail Powers Fillmore

Jane Means Appleton Pierce

Harriet Lane

Mary Todd Lincoln

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Julia Dent Grant

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes

Lucretia Rudolph Garfield

Frances Folsom Cleveland

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrsion

Ida Saxton McKinley

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Helen Herron Taft

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

Florence Kling Harding

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge

Lou Henry Hoover

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Elizabeth “Bess” Virginia Wallace Truman

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson

Patricia "Pat" Ryan Nixon

Elizabeth “Betty” Bloomer Ford

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter

Nancy (Robbins) Davis Reagan

Barbara Pierce Bush

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Laura Welch Bush

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Melania Knavs Trump

Jill Jacobs Biden

Helen Taft

First Ladies as a General Topic