Real Life at the White House

Real Life at the White House
Two Hundred Years of Daily Life at America's Most Famous Residence

by John Whitcomb,Claire Whitcomb

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN : 9780415939515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Life in the White House

Life in the White House
A Social History of the First Family and the President's House

by Robert P. Watson

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0791485072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

The Hidden White House

The Hidden White House
Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence

by Robert Klara

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1250022932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017. Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House. In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War. Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter, The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable—and, until now, all but forgotten.

Front Row at the White House

Front Row at the White House
My Life and Times

by Helen Thomas

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 0684849119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author describes her many years of reporting on the White House, exploring the changing relationship between the presidency and the press

The Lincolns in the White House

The Lincolns in the White House
Four Years That Shattered a Family

by Jerrold M. Packard

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2013-09-17
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 146685278X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president. But what many don't know was that within the White House's walls, the Lincoln's family would soon find itself suffering turmoil mirroring that of the nation he led. Savagely criticized for her extravagance by the American public and widely distrusted because of her southern roots, first lady Mary Lincoln's increasing instability would deeply strain her marriage and eventually end in her mental collapse. The couple was devastated when eleven-year-old Willie died in the White House of typhoid fever. Tad, the youngest son, remained the family joy despite his physical impairments. Though their son Robert's success at Harvard made his parents proud, his relationship with them was troubled and would result in a painful estrangement, one which would eventually permanently separate him from his mother. The president's assassination brutally crushed Mary's always-fragile spirits. After leaving the White House and following Tad's early death, the former first lady retreated into increasing eccentricity and seclusion until her death in 1882. A moving and poignant portrait of the family life of America's greatest president.

Plotting to Kill the President

Plotting to Kill the President
Assassination Attempts from Washington to Hoover

by Mel Ayton

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2017-02-01
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1612348793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the birth of our nation and the election of the first president, groups of organized plotters or individuals have been determined to assassinate the chief executive. From the Founding Fathers to the Great Depression, three presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, and William McKinley. However, unknown to the general public, almost all presidents have been threatened, put in danger, or survived "near lethal approaches" during their terms. Plotting to Kill the President reveals the numerous, previously untold incidents when assassins, plotters, and individuals have threatened the lives of American presidents, from George Washington to Herbert Hoover. Mel Ayton has uncovered these episodes, including an attempt to assassinate President Hayes during his inauguration ceremony, an attempt to shoot Benjamin Harrison on the streets of Washington, an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt at the White House, and many other incidents that have never been reported or have been covered up. Ayton also recounts the stories of Secret Service agents and bodyguards from each administration who put their lives in danger to protect the commander in chief. Plotting to Kill the President demonstrates the unsettling truth that even while the nation sleeps, those who would kill the president are often hard at work devising new schemes.

The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program

The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program
An Illustrated History

by Patrick Phillips-Schrock

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1476622388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A positive legacy of the troubled Nixon administration—and one virtually unknown to the American public—is the extensive acquisition of valuable art and antiques for the White House and the redecoration of the executive mansion by Pat Nixon. With the help of an aggressive curator, Clement Conger, and a talented interior designer, Edward Vason Jones, the First Lady quietly erased much of the historic décor of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Camelot and introduced an academic look to the State Rooms which endures to this day. Nixon marked his presidential territory with a complete renovation of the West Wing—a harbinger of the First Lady’s plans. They implemented a massive fundraising campaign to bankroll the refurbishment, which resulted in one of the foremost collections of art, art objects, furniture, paintings and sculpture in America. This book presents the never before told story of the Nixons’ remodeling of the White House, motivated by the approaching American Bicentennial and a desire to restore respect to the presidency through the arts.

Who's Haunting the White House?

Who's Haunting the White House?
The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There

by Jeff Belanger

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 9781402738227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the world inside the White House, where presidents, first ladies, and staff have seen darting shadows and ghostly apparitions that have been attributed to be such former inhabitants as Andrew Jackson, Abigail Adams, and Abraham Lincoln.

The White House

The White House
An Illustrated Architectural History

by Patrick Phillips-Schrock

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-03-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0786493305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Formerly known as the President’s House, then the Executive Mansion, and now for a long time the White House, this famous structure has a fascinating architectural history of ongoing change. The white painted façade of James Hoban’s original structure has been added to and strengthened for more than 200 years, and its interior is a repository of some of America’s greatest treasures. Artists such as Benjamin Latrobe, Pierre-Antoine Bellangé, the Herter Brothers, Louis Tiffany, Charles McKim, Lorenzo Winslow, Stephane Boudin, Edward Vason Jones, and a host of others fashioned interiors that welcomed and inspired visitors both foreign and domestic. This meticulous history, featuring more than 325 photographs, diagrams and other illustrations, captures each stage of the White House’s architectural and decorative evolution.

Laura Bush

Laura Bush
The Report to the First Lady 2005

by Robert P. Watson

  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781594542909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book version of the official report presented to First Lady Laura Bush, the reader will find the same contents that were included in the actual report. This report marks the first-ever time that such an undertaking was performed for the nation's first lady. The report -- designed as a service to assist Mrs. Bush in meeting the demands of her new role -- contains advice for the first lady and her senior staff as well as information on the history, challenges, and duties associated with the Office of the First Lady. The contributors include the former first ladies, public officials, and leading historians of the first ladyship. The Office of the First Lady is arguably the most intriguing and demanding 'unpaid job' in the country. The president's wife is in the unique position to wield significant power and influence as she presides over White House social affairs and important social projects, while serving as the president's most trusted confidante and one of the country's most celebrated women.

Black Hands, White House

Black Hands, White House
Slave Labor and the Making of America

by Renee K. Harrison

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2021-11-02
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1506474683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Black Hands, White House documents and appraises the role enslaved women and men played in building the US, both its physical and its fiscal infrastructure. The book highlights the material commodities produced by enslaved communities during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. These commodities--namely tobacco, rice, sugar, and cotton, among others--enriched European and US economies; contributed to the material and monetary wealth of the nation's founding fathers, other early European immigrants, and their descendants; and bolstered the wealth of present-day companies founded during the American slave era. Critical to this study are also examples of enslaved laborers' role in building Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Subsequently, their labor also constructed the nation's capital city, Federal City (later renamed Washington, DC), its seats of governance--the White House and US Capitol--and other federal sites and memorials. Given the enslaved community's contribution to the US, this work questions the absence of memorials on the National Mall that honor enslaved, Black-bodied people. Harrison argues that such monuments are necessary to redress the nation's historical disregard of Black people and America's role in their forced migration, violent subjugation, and free labor. The erection of monuments commissioned by the US government would publicly demonstrate the government's admission of the US's historical role in slavery and human-harm, and acknowledgment of the karmic debt owed to these first Black-bodied builders of America. Black Hands, White House appeals to those interested in exploring how nation-building and selective memory, American patriotism and hypocrisy, racial superiority and mythmaking are embedded in US origins and monuments, as well as in other memorials throughout the transatlantic European world. Such a study is necessary, as it adds significantly to the burgeoning and in-depth conversation on racial disparity, race relations, history-making, reparations, and monument erection and removal.

The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals

The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Little Golden Book about the White House

My Little Golden Book about the White House
A Book

by Jen Arena

  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Release : 2019-05-07
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0525582339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now the littlest readers can learn about the White House--how it came to be, and what it's like to live there! In this engaging Little Golden Book, preschoolers will enjoy fascinating stories about the White House and some of the presidents, First Families, and even First Pets who have lived there. Simple words and bright artwork bring to life the story of how the White House came to be, and how it has changed over time. Little ones will learn that George Washington himself chose the building site, and that nearly every president has left his mark--from Thomas Jefferson's introduction of "water closets"--early toilets!--to Michelle Obama's vegetable garden. And kids will gain a clear understanding of the role the White House plays in American life and culture. Fun anecdotes about the rowdy Roosevelt children riding metal trays down the staircase, the annual Easter Egg Roll, and how the White House once kept cows for milk complete this charming nonfiction Little Golden Book.

Esps of 9/11

Esps of 9/11
A Book

by Vito D'Angelo

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2019-03-07
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1796019755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is ESPs of 9/11 about? Well, please let me answer the question by seeing it the way I really did. Supposing you had a whole lot of experiences with ESP, you would be aware ESP can do any mental thing! It has proven to you to be your mental super being of some kind. It tries all the time to get through to you to guide you for the better. Also, you learned through your experiences with ESP that it sees what the human eye does not.

Hunting the President

Hunting the President
Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

by Mel Ayton

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-04-14
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 162157234X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the President reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the president’s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagan’s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Service’s mission Hunting the President opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a hair’s breadth of assassination, leaving America’s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained buried—until now.

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison
Centennial President

by Anne Chieko Moore

  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781600210662
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Benjamin Harrison was an honest, intelligent, hardworking lawyer from Indiana who became the twenty-third President of the United States. During his term in office, he signed important legislation and provided leadership in negotiating foreign policy, striving to advance the United States toward becoming a world power. The book presents an up-to-date and cogent biography of this president who is now considered one of the better presidents of the late nineteenth century.

Jackie

Jackie
Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O

by Paul Brandus

  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 2020-08-25
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 1642933465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship—which dated back to the 1950s—been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy—and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive. The five years between her marriages to JFK and Onassis are often overlooked. But it was an incredible period of growth and change for Jackie. How did the world’s most famous woman remain so enigmatic? What was she really like? This book reveals the real Jackie, the one that hid behind her trademark large sunglasses. In this book, you’ll learn about: • Jackie’s lovers—and the one man she regretted not marrying • The secret, second burial of JFK • Her evolution from “political wife Jackie” into “nightclubbing, party girl Jackie” • Her own near death in 1967 • Her influence on pop art, fashion, and design

The Invisibles

The Invisibles
The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

by Jesse Holland

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1493024191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis. By reading about these often-intimate relationships, readers will better understand some of the views that various presidents held about class and race in American society, and how these slaves contributed not only to the life and comforts of the presidents they served, but to America as a whole.

Entertaining at the White House with Nancy Reagan

Entertaining at the White House with Nancy Reagan
A Book

by Peter Schifando,Jonathan Joseph

  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release : 2007-11-13
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illuminates the entertaining practices of the former first lady while recalling favorite memories that surrounded the president's surprise seventieth birthday celebration and other state occasions, in a volume that describes her planning of special meals and applications of interior decorating choices. 75,000 first printing.

What the Great Ate

What the Great Ate
A Curious History of Food and Fame

by Matthew Jacob,Mark Jacob

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2010-07-13
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307461963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What was eating them? And vice versa. In What the Great Ate, Matthew and Mark Jacob have cooked up a bountiful sampling of the peculiar culinary likes, dislikes, habits, and attitudes of famous—and often notorious—figures throughout history. Here is food • As code: Benito Mussolini used the phrase “we’re making spaghetti” to inform his wife if he’d be (illegally) dueling later that day. • As superstition: Baseball star Wade Boggs credited his on-field success to eating chicken before nearly every game. • In service to country: President Thomas Jefferson, America’s original foodie, introduced eggplant to the United States and wrote down the nation’s first recipe for ice cream. From Emperor Nero to Bette Davis, Babe Ruth to Barack Obama, the bite-size tidbits in What the Great Ate will whet your appetite for tantalizing trivia.