The President's House

The President s House This engaging history of the house that has served as home to U S presidents for than two centuries revises and enlarges William Seale s classic account of the White House s architectural social

  • Title: The President's House
  • Author: William Seale
  • ISBN: 9780810914902
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This engaging history of the house that has served as home to U.S presidents for than two centuries revises and enlarges William Seale s 1986 classic account of the White House s architectural, social, and cultural history Besides updating the original volumes, the new edition includes chapters on the presidencies of Dwight D Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Lyndon B.This engaging history of the house that has served as home to U.S presidents for than two centuries revises and enlarges William Seale s 1986 classic account of the White House s architectural, social, and cultural history Besides updating the original volumes, the new edition includes chapters on the presidencies of Dwight D Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, Richard M Nixon, Gerald R Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H W Bush An epilogue covers the Bill Clinton and George W Bush years The President s House is an unforgettable account of the White House from its origins during the nation s beginning to today, 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 175 images culled from the White House files and other archival collections.

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    1. This two volume set has a place of honor on my bookshelf. I have read it multiple times and gain more with each reading. I would love to see a third volume taking us through the years from Reagan to the present, including the major restoration work during the Clinton administration and the current status of the structure. The Presidents House belongs to all of us and its history is a fascinating window on our history as a nation.

    2. Excellent and entertaining even if you aren't a big history buff. I discovered this book while reading Reagan's Diary book. In it, he mentioned reading it and finding it interesting, especially since he was living in the White House. Amazing how much the White House has been through!

    3. My friend and fellow president enthusiast Edward picked up a copy of this for me. It's huge (the text alone runs over 1,000 pages in two volumes), and I put it on my nightstand so I could dip into it from time to time. But after about 300 pages, I found it so fascinating that I put all other books aside and read it straight through to the end.In describing the history of the White House, from the 1790s when planning began up to the early 1950s, when the last major reconstruction was completed, t [...]

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