16-16 Segment 2: Louisa Adams: The extraordinary life of the First Lady you didn’t know


Synopsis:  We all know the names of famous First Ladies – Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan – and they all left their marks on our country in one way or another. One of these ladies that you probably don’t know much about is Louisa Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams. Our guest has researched this extraordinary woman and discusses the strength, political savvy and resilience of America’s only foreign-born First Lady.

Host:  Marty Peterson.  Guests: Louisa Thomas, author of Louisa: The extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams
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