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Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House
My Life with the First Ladies

by J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz

  • Publisher : Open Road Media Books
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9781504038676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published: New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1973.

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.

Mamie Doud Eisenhower

Mamie Doud Eisenhower
The General's First Lady

by Marilyn Irvin Holt

  • Publisher : Modern First Ladies
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on original sources in the Eisenhower Library to create a scholarly portrait of an often overlooked first lady, Mamie Doud Eisenhower.

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 : 2016-05-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1476662045
  • 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 decor 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.

Prologue

Prologue
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
A Biography

by Michael J. Hogan

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-03
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316949729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In his new book, Michael J. Hogan, a leading historian of the American presidency, offers a new perspective on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as seen not from his life and times but from his afterlife in American memory. The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy considers how Kennedy constructed a popular image of himself, in effect, a brand, as he played the part of president on the White House stage. The cultural trauma brought on by his assassination further burnished that image and began the process of transporting Kennedy from history to memory. Hogan shows how Jacqueline Kennedy, as the chief guardian of her husband's memory, devoted herself to embedding the image of the slain president in the collective memory of the nation, evident in the many physical and literary monuments dedicated to his memory. Regardless of critics, most Americans continue to see Kennedy as his wife wanted him remembered: the charming war hero, the loving husband and father, and the peacemaker and progressive leader who inspired confidence and hope in the American people.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
A Book

by Ronald Kessler

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 0671879197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using interviews with Secret Service agents, aides, servants, and others, the author offers a backstage look at the inner workings of the White House

Modern First Ladies

Modern First Ladies
Their Documentary Legacy

by Nancy Kegan Smith,Mary C. Ryan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America's Reluctant Prince

America's Reluctant Prince
The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

by Steven M. Gillon

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-07-09
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1524742392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*A New York Times Bestseller* A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon. Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John’s life was far more than another tragedy—rather, it’s the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America’s first family continues to shape the world we live in today.

White House Butlers

White House Butlers
A History of White House Chief Ushers and Butlers

by Howard Brinkley,HistoryCaps

  • Publisher : Golgotha Press
  • Release : 2013-08-05
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1621076318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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They work in the shadow of America’s greatest leaders; without them, the White House could not function. They are the ushers and butlers of the White House. This short book traces the history of White House staff from the very beginning. It includes profiles of some of the most influential members, including Alonzo Fields and Eugene Allen. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The President's Kitchen Cabinet
The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

by Adrian Miller

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2017-02-09
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1469632543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Beard award–winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history. Daisy McAfee Bonner, for example, FDR's cook at his Warm Springs retreat, described the president's final day on earth in 1945, when he was struck down just as his lunchtime cheese souffle emerged from the oven. Sorrowfully, but with a cook's pride, she recalled, "He never ate that souffle, but it never fell until the minute he died." A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes twenty recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. From Samuel Fraunces's "onions done in the Brazilian way" for George Washington to Zephyr Wright's popovers, beloved by LBJ's family, Miller highlights African Americans' contributions to our shared American foodways. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, Miller highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African Americans played in that process. His chronicle of the daily table in the White House proclaims a fascinating new American story.

Inside the Clinton White House

Inside the Clinton White House
An Oral History

by Russell L. Riley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0190605480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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President Bill Clinton led one of the most influential and consequential White House tenures in recent memory. However, because of the office's traditional climate of confidentiality, many details of his behind-the-scenes activities have remained absent from the written record. How did the administration manage the horrific conflicts in Haiti, Somalia, and the Balkans that came to a head shortly after the President took the oath? What motivated the President to place First Lady Hillary Clinton at the helm of the ill-fated Health Security Act of 1993? And how did the President's closest confidantes and aides respond to the outbreak of the devastating scandal that nearly ended his presidency? Inside the Clinton White House offers an intimate perspective on these questions and many more, granting readers unprecedented access to the sensitive Oval Office banter that changed the course of history. Bringing together material from 400 hours of candid conversations with over sixty individuals, respected oral historian Russell L. Riley weaves this illuminating testimony with important contextual information to form an irresistible narrative, taking the reader from Clinton's first potential White House bid in 1988 to the final days of his remarkable and controversial career. Extended sections of the book are devoted to important domestic and foreign policy campaigns, the complicated politics of the President's two terms and impeachment, and portraits of important personalities in the administration, including Vice President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. These forthright and often surprising accounts add a layer of nuance to an iconic figure in America's recent history, as told in the words of the people who knew him best.

From the White House to the Amish

From the White House to the Amish
A story inspired by the life of Thomas E. Kirkman (1934-2018)

by Katrina Hoover Lee

  • Publisher : TGS International
  • Release : 2020-10-10
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1735903507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soon, Tom thought as he hurried to the hospital, I'll know if there is a God. And if He cares. When they graduated in 1952, Thomas Kirkman and his high school classmates made daring predictions about their future, including a trip to the moon. Though Tom never made it to the moon, his journey through life took him to places just as unique. But not even the prestige of working in the White House and the CIA could take away Tom's disillusionment and despair when he loses the most important person in his life. Convinced that God did not care, Tom buried himself in his work and turned his back on God. Did He even exist? Then, through an unexpected voice and an unpretentious Amish man, Tom Kirkman’s life was forever changed. This work of biographical fiction echoes the true story of Thomas E. Kirkman—White House artist, CIA spy, inventor, and Amish man (1934-2018).

Household War

Household War
How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War

by Lisa Tendrich Frank,LeeAnn Whites

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2020-01-15
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0820356301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Household War restores the centrality of households to the American Civil War. The essays in the volume complicate the standard distinctions between battlefront and homefront, soldier and civilian, and men and women. From this vantage point, they look at the interplay of family and politics, studying the ways in which the Civil War shaped and was shaped by the American household. They explore how households influenced Confederate and Union military strategy, the motivations of soldiers and civilians, and the occupation of captured cities, as well as the experiences of Native Americans, women, children, freedpeople, injured veterans, and others. The result is a unique and much needed approach to the study of the Civil War. Household War demonstrates that the Civil War can be understood as a revolutionary moment in the transformation of the household order. The original essays by distinguished historians provide an inclusive examination of how the war flowed from, required, and resulted in the restructuring of the nineteenth-century household. Contributors explore notions of the household before, during, and after the war, unpacking subjects such as home, family, quarrels, domestic service and slavery, manhood, the Klan, prisoners and escaped prisoners, Native Americans, grief, and manhood. The essays further show how households redefined and reordered themselves as a result of the changes stemming from the Civil War.

Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon
Embattled First Lady

by Mary C. Brennan

  • Publisher : Modern First Ladies
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on the first lady's recently released papers, as well as personal interviews with those who knew her, the author examines Pat Nixon's activism, her complicated relationship with her husband and much more.

The Politics of the President's Wife

The Politics of the President's Wife
A Book

by MaryAnne Borrelli

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-15
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 160344422X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the West Wing has grown in power and organizational complexity during the modern presidency, so has the East Wing, office home to the First Lady of the United States. This groundbreaking work by MaryAnne Borrelli offers both theoretical and substantive insight into behind-the-scenes developments from the time of Lou Henry Hoover to the unfolding tenure of Michelle Robinson Obama. Political scientists and historians have recognized the personal influence the First Lady can exercise with her husband, and they have noted the moral, ethical, and sometimes policy leadership certain presidents’ wives have offered. Nonetheless, scholars and commentators alike have treated the personal relationship and the professional relationship as overlapping. Borrelli offers a compelling counter-perspective: that the president’s wife exercises power intrinsic to her role within the administration. Like others within the presidency, she has sometimes presented the president’s views to constituents and sometimes presented constituents’ views to the president, thus taking on a representative function within the system. In mediating president-constituent relationships, she has given a historical and social frame to the presidency that has enhanced its symbolic representation; she has served as a gender role model, enriching descriptive representation in the executive branch; and she has participated in policy initiatives to strengthen an administration’s substantive representation. These contributions have been controversial, as might be predicted for a gender outsider, but they have unquestionably made the First Lady a representative of and to the president and, by extension, the president’s administration.

Ike's Bluff

Ike's Bluff
President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

by Evan Thomas

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-09-25
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0316217271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might use nuclear weapons against the Communist Chinese, while at the same time restraining his generals and advisors who favored the strikes. Ike's gamble was of such magnitude that there could be but two outcomes: thousands of lives saved, or millions of lives lost. A tense, vivid and revisionist account of a president who was then, and still is today, underestimated, Ike's Bluff is history at its most provocative and thrilling.

Family of Freedom

Family of Freedom
Presidents and African Americans in the White House

by Kenneth T. Walsh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1317259653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Barack Obama is the first African American President, but the history of African Americans in the White House long predates him. The building was built by slaves, and African Americans have worked in it ever since, from servants to advisors. In charting the history of African Americans in the White House, Kenneth T. Walsh illuminates the trajectory of racial progress in the US. He looks at Abraham Lincoln and his black seamstress and valet, debates between President Johnson and Martin Luther King over civil rights, and the role of black staff members under Nixon and Reagan. Family of Freedom gives a unique view of US history as seen through the experiences of African Americans in the White House.

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography
The Faith of the 20th Century's Most Influential Woman

by Harold Ivan Smith

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2017-03-02
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1611647975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist. Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Her personal faith was shaped by reading the New Testament in her youth, giving her a Jesus-centered spirituality that fueled her commitment to civil rights, women's rights, and the rights of all “little people†marginalized in American society. She took seriously Jesus' words and despite her life of privilege, she made the needs of those on the margins her priority. Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography provides insight into one of America's most famous women, particularly the spiritual influences that made her so active in social justice issues.

Presidential Wives

Presidential Wives
A Book

by Paul F. Boller

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN : 9780195121421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes each first lady and her contributions to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes depicting the woman and her characteristics.