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Real life at the White House

two hundred years of daily life at America"s most famous residence
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Buildings, structures, Social life and customs, Presidents, Wei es Haus, White House history, Alltag, Geschichte 1790-2001, White House, White House (Washington, D.C.), Biography, Hi
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Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the White House with this richly illustrated new book on America"s, if not the world"s, most famous residence. Abigail Adams dried her wash in the unfinished East Room. Benjamin Harrison left the lights burning all night because he feared being shocked by the newly installed electric switches. LBJ waged an obsessive battle with the water pressure in the shower, demanding shower heads on all sides. His successor, Richard Nixon, promptly had them removed. The White House has not always been the ideal home, and as each president moved in, he transformed the house in small and large ways to fit his family"s needs. Real Life at the White House celebrates two centuries of domestic life in this historic abode. In forty-two chapters - one for each administration - this stylish sourcebook takes us on an intimate tour of the daily life of each president and his family, bringing into view everything from china patterns to built-in closets (a luxury added during the Truman renovation), from plumbing to telephones (Coolidge refused to use the phone for business) from architectural structure to state dinners and family meals. Filled with hundreds of anecdotes, photographs, and presidential quotes from Washington (who never lived there but oversaw the first plans) to Clinton, this thoroughly engaging book captures the texture of presidential life while documenting the very human history of a house.--Publisher description.

StatementJohn Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb
ContributionsWhitcomb, Claire
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF204.W5 W56 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 511 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24845103M
ISBN 100415923204
ISBN 139780415923200
LC Control Number00056145
OCLC/WorldCa44509233

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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at life on Pennsylvania Avenue with America’s first families, by the man who spent nearly three decades in their midst.

West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family/5.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Upstairs at the White House by J. West - A minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: Summary of entire book Introduction to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes, important people and author style.

Preview of this Instaread: Summary/5. West was first the assistant to the chief usher and then the chief usher for six consecutive presidents and first ladies. He worked for the Roosevelts, Trumans, Eisenhowers, Kennedys, Johnsons and the Nixons.

West retired shortly after Nixon took office. This book gives us a glimpse of what life in the private quarters in the White House was like.5/5.

At the very least, it will help you put all the presidents in order in your mind, and give you a broad overview of who the presidents were - I really felt it was more about that than about 'real life' in the White House, despite repeated themes of painting and repairs and rats and redecorating that recurred so predictably as the book became /5(15).

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