Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas are various STORIES about First Ladies between Martha & Mamie, centering on some items of their clothing, whether it is a gown, or a pair of shoes, a hat or piece jewelry. All stories are real stories, between 600-2000 words each; it is not a fiction. The clothing is either factual, actual or metaphorical.
“A delightful and clever introduction to the First Ladies of the US”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Susan Ozmore
From Martha Washington through Mamie Eisenhower, this book consists of stories about each woman which serve to give insight into her character, capabilities and accomplishments. Most of the stories focus on an item from her closet, either actual or metaphorical, which makes them fun as well. I’ve read a fair amount about the First Ladies, but still learned new facts about each of them. I don’t want to give anything away, but you learn which FLOTUS was a Martha Stewart caliber homemaker, who crocheted thousands of pairs of slippers, and who was obsessed with the color pink, among other facts. There are a couple of “bad hat” stories as well. These interesting tidbits combined with the basic facts of their lives make for a fun and quick read. If you want an introduction to the First Ladies, or even if you think you know them well, I would recommend it. I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I regularly read Ms. Foster’s blog and eagerly awaited the book, and I wasn’t disappointed.
About the Author
Feather Schwartz Foster is an independent historian specializing in the OLD First Ladies – between Martha Washington and Mamie Eisenhower. She has devoted the past four decades to amassing a personal presidential library of more than 1500 volumes. She current teaches adult classes with programs associated with The College of Willliam and Mary and Christopher Newport University.
Ms. Foster has also made appearances on WCVE-TV (PBS) – Richmond, VA, and at the DeWitt Wallace Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA. She has been featured on C-SPAN’s prestigious First Ladies series, and has appeared on National Public Radio and radio stations across the country.
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