Inside the White House: Stories from the World's Most Famous Residence

Inside the White House: Stories from the World's Most Famous Residence


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Inside the White HouseInside the White House takes readers into the heart of this beloved symbol of the American presidency, revealing the story of the building itself as well as the fascinating details of the famous and anonymous people who have shaped its more than 200-year history. Authoritative text, colorful anecdotes, and the more than 300 photos in this richly illustrated keepsake take readers behind the scenes, telling the most fascinating stories of the house that stands at the epicenter of the American story: ? The design and construction by great architects, artisans, and landscape artists including James Hoban, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles McKim, and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. ? The dedicated and highly skilled staff whose hard work keeps the White House running ? A dazzling culture of entertaining of notable figures, luminaries, celebrities, and heroes of every era ? Diplomatic ceremony and legendary performances ? Fascinating innovations and inventions in the White House ? The ever evolving role of the first lady ? The heartwarming stories of the children and pets who have called the White House simply “home” ? History’s most critical moments, such as President John F. Kennedy’s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and President George W. Bush’s address on the evening of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426216817
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

NOEL GROVE was a staff writer at National Geographic for 25 years. His love of history is reflected in most of his two dozen articles for National Geographic magazine as well as two of his books: National Geographic’s Atlas of World History and The Lure of Loudoun, a history of Loudoun County, Virginia. He lives with his wife in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 90 minutes outside Washington, D.C. WILLIAM B. BUSHONG, director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, White House Historical Association, has worked as a historian at the association since 1997. He develops publications, manages the association website, and is working toward the establishment of a digital library of White House history for the association. JOEL D. TREESE, research associate for the White House Historical Association, formerly served as editor, project supervisor, and biographies editor for the Congressional Staff Directory and as a research assistant with the Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives.

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