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Author Andrew Och to speak at Bangor Public Library

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BANGOR – Join the Bangor Public Library in February for an author talk with Andrew Och on his newest book “Unusual for their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies Volume Two.”

The book talk will take place on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

After the critically acclaimed success of Volume One, Andrew Och is back with “Unusual for their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies Volume Two.” In this new book, Och picks up his journey in the 1900’s with Edith Roosevelt and takes us all the way up to the current administration with Melania Trump. His compelling research and perspective on this unique sorority of women continues to give readers and audiences everywhere a behind the scenes look at some of the rarest and most interesting historical collections and locations in America.

OCH is an award-winning television producer who has traveled the world in search of adventure and remarkable stories. In 2012, he began his trek across America to document the lives of every First Lady of the United States. The C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” aired in 2013-2014 to great praise and helped reveal the untold stories behind the ladies of the White House.

Och concludes, “These are arguably the most influential and powerful unelected women in the world. Their lives before, during and after the White House are fascinating, and their contributions and impact on our country and the modern world are almost immeasurable.” He brings a fresh perspective and a new passion to an often-overlooked subject in American History.

“From trip number one it was clear how important Martha Washington was during the Revolutionary War, and she set the tone for how important the women who followed her would be,” he said, adding “Betty Ford revealed herself as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, and her husband wasn’t even an elected President. There are hidden gems about each of these women at every turn.”

Andrew Och’s extensive travels blend both education and entertainment to highlight one of the most comprehensive historical collections on America’s First Ladies that exists in the world today. A historian, teacher, lecturer and documentarian - he’s often asked: Who was your favorite First Lady?

“It’s impossible to pick one,” he says. “Each woman – whether quietly or with much bluster – has affected her husband’s administration, and thus the world. This is an impact that no other human on Earth could achieve. The world as we know it would be a very different place without any one of these First Ladies.”

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