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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-249599

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

White House District de Columbia.
Presidents Dwellings
Prâesidents Habitations.
Buildings, structures, etc.

Originator

Seale, William.
White House Historical Association.
National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publication

Washington, D.C. : White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society

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

Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 1058-1068) and index.
Gift of Richard and Jane Nylander, April 4, 2008.

ISBN

0912308281 (set)
9780912308289 (set)

Call Number

F204.W5 S43 1986

Other People and Orgs

White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)

Places

United States.
âEtats-Unis
Washington (D.C.)