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The president's house :a history /by William Seale.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Seale, William.
White House Historical Association.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society
Date
1986.
Description
2 v. (xx, 1224 p. [80] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
The President's House is an unforgettable account of the White House from its origins during the nation's beginning to 1952, a continuing story of adapting and altering, yet always keeping close to the original image and purpose of the landmark. Seale carefully documents the ways in which different presidents and their families used and lived in the White House, showing not only the lives of the first families but also scores of characters known and unknown who achieve importance in the story and play their parts in the keeping and management of the house -- butlers, housemaids, caterers, gardeners, coachmen, architects, interior decorators, and even fortune-tellers. Filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the private and public lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this richly detailed social history includes 121 images culled from the White House files and other archival collections.
Notes
Gift of Richard and Jane Nylander, April 4, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 1058-1068) and index.
ISBN
0912308281 (set)
9780912308289 (set)
GUSN
249599
Call Number
F204.W5 S43 1986
Other People and Orgs
Washington (D.C.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Descriptive terms
Buildings, structures, etc.
Presidents Dwellings
Prâesidents Habitations.
White House District de Columbia.
Places
United States.
Washington (D.C.)
âEtats-Unis

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