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The Resource The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower

The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower

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The residence : inside the private world of the White House
Title
The residence
Title remainder
inside the private world of the White House
Statement of responsibility
Kate Andersen Brower
Title variation
Inside the private world of the White House
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion's 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d'oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level's basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy's private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband's assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon's resignation and President Clinton's impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brower, Kate Andersen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
B75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Children of presidents
  • Household employees
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Children of presidents
  • Manners and customs
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Controlled chaos -- Discretion -- Devotion -- Extraordinary demands -- Dark days -- Sacrifice -- Race and the residence -- Backstairs gossip and mischief -- Growing up in the White House -- Heartbreak and hope
Control code
ocn883146478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062305190
Lccn
2014040404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024819978
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883146478
Label
The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Controlled chaos -- Discretion -- Devotion -- Extraordinary demands -- Dark days -- Sacrifice -- Race and the residence -- Backstairs gossip and mischief -- Growing up in the White House -- Heartbreak and hope
Control code
ocn883146478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062305190
Lccn
2014040404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024819978
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883146478

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