Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House
Author: J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1480449385
ISBN 13: 9781480449381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstairs at the White House Book Review:

In this New York Times bestseller, the White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families. J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, as well as their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests—including friends, relatives, and heads of state. J. B. West, whom Jackie Kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met,” provides an absorbing, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies. Alive with anecdotes ranging from Eleanor Roosevelt’s fascinating political strategies to Jackie Kennedy’s tragic loss and the personal struggles of Pat Nixon, Upstairs at the White House is a rich account of a slice of American history that usually remains behind closed doors.

Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House
Author: J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz
Publsiher: Open Road Media Books
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 9781504038676
ISBN 13: 1504038673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstairs at the White House Book Review:

Originally published: New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1973.

The Residence

The Residence
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0062476017
ISBN 13: 9780062476012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Residence Book Review:

An intimate, behind-the-scenes history of the White House service staff, from the Kennedys to the present 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 incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—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.

Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House
Author: J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz
Publsiher: Penguin Adult Hc/Tr
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780698105461
ISBN 13: 069810546X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstairs at the White House Book Review:

Provides intimate recollections, from the Chief Usher of the White House, of the social events, life-styles, and decorative preferences that characterized presidential households from Roosevelt to Nixon.

My 21 Years in the White House

My 21 Years in the White House
Author: Alonzo Fields
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 1839740965
ISBN 13: 9781839740961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My 21 Years in the White House Book Review:

My 21 Years in the White House, first published in 1960, is the fascinating account by Alonzo Fields of his service as head butler under 4 presidents: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. Fields (1900-1994) began his employment at the White House in 1931, and kept a journal of his meetings with the presidents and their families; he would also meet important people like Winston Churchill, Princess Elizabeth of England, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, presidential cabinet members, senators, representatives, and Supreme Court Justices. He would also witness presidential decision-making at critical times in American history -- the attack on Pearl Harbor, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the desegregation of the military, and the outbreak of hostilities in Korea. As Fields often told his staff, “...remember that we are helping to make history. We have a small part ... but they can't do much here without us. They've got to eat, you know.” Included are sample menus prepared for visiting heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries.

My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House
Author: Lillian Rogers Parks,Frances Spatz Leighton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005306025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House Book Review:

This is the combined biography of two domestic servants, a mother and her daughter, each of whom worked for thirty years in the White House. In 1909, he mother was hired by President Taft, who was the first president ever to allow a Black person to enter the White House. She worked in the White House until 1939. Her daughter was hired by President Hoover in 1929 and she worked there until the final days of the Eisenhower Administration in 1959. This book should be required reading for every serious student of American history. The authors were eye witnesses to some of the great events of history and offer different prospectives from that found elsewhere. For example, we learn that when Calvin Coolidge announced in 1927 that he did not intend to run for re-election, he was playing hard-to-get. He believed that the people would insist that he accept a third term of office. He expected to be drafted. He actually wanted a third term in office. Coolidge was disappointed when Herbert Hoover was nominated as he disagreed with Hoover's ideas and policies. We learn that in the last year and a half of the presidency of President Woodrow Wilson, he had to be wheeled around the White House in a wheel chair and was often engaged in "sickbed rambling." When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as president, he was an invalid, confined to a wheelchair. Few Americans knew this and elaborate means were devised to make it appear that Roosevelt was robust and healthy. Whenever he was to speak, railings were created beside where he was to be standing. This was done so that it would appear that FDR was walking, taking a few steps up to the speaker's podium, when in reality the handrails were holding him up and he was dragging his feet a short distance to create the illusion that he was walking. Also, Roosevelt was dependent on his mother, Sara Delano, who had all the money and controlled his finances.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
Author: Ronald Kessler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0671879197
ISBN 13: 9780671879198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the White House Book Review:

Using interviews with Secret Service agents, aides, servants, and others, the author offers a backstage look at the inner workings of the White House

Downstairs at the White House

Downstairs at the White House
Author: Donald M Stinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 9780692952535
ISBN 13: 0692952535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downstairs at the White House Book Review:

The memoir of a teenager who frequently loitered outside the Oval Office during Watergate.

A White House Diary

A White House Diary
Author: Lady Bird Johnson
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780292717497
ISBN 13: 0292717490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A White House Diary Book Review:

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.

Under This Roof

Under This Roof
Author: Paul Brandus
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1493019317
ISBN 13: 9781493019311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under This Roof Book Review:

“Like taking a tour of the White House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F. Kennedy was murdered, was a blood-red carpet installed in the Oval Office? If Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, 2001? History leaps off the page in this “riveting,” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room since 2008, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself. From George Washington—who selected the winning design for the White House—to the current occupant, Barack Obama—the story of the White House is the story of America itself, Brandus writes. You’ll: Walk with John Adams through the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to buy the Louisiana Territory Feel the fear and panic as British invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, movies, radio, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, boom and bust, secrets and scandals, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, movie theater, Situation Room, Oval Office and more. Under This Roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it. Paul Brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations.”

Backstairs at the White House

Backstairs at the White House
Author: Gwen Bagni,Paul Dubov
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 469
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780553122947
ISBN 13: 0553122940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Where Is the White House

Where Is the White House
Author: Megan Stine,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 0698198905
ISBN 13: 9780698198906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Is the White House Book Review:

The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named after him. Yet he is the only president who never got to live there. All the rest have made their mark--for better or worse--on the house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Megan Stine explains how the White House came to be and offers young readers intriguing glimpses into the lives of the First Families--from John and Abigail Adams to Barack and Michelle Obama.

First Families

First Families
Author: Bonnie Angelo
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061972819
ISBN 13: 9780061972812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Families Book Review:

What is it like to be America's First Family? In this wonderfully engaging book, Bonnie Angelo, Time correspondent and acclaimed author of First Mothers, probes two hundred years of American history to tell the story of real life within the White House walls—how presidents, their wives, children, and extended families worked to create a home in an imposing national monument while attempting to keep their private lives from the public domain. First Families chronicles exhilarating moments as well as dark days at the nation's most famous address, with fascinating, behind-the-headline accounts of picture-book weddings, gossipy love affairs, rollicking children, domestic squabbles, and tragic deaths. From activist wives Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton to reluctant occupants Bess Truman and Jacqueline Kennedy, to those such as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Madison, and madcap debutante Alice Roosevelt, who embraced their new address and status, here is an unforgettable human portrait of our First Families and how they coped, stumbled, or thrived in the national spotlight.

WHITE HOUSE USHER

WHITE HOUSE USHER
Author: Christopher B. Emery
Publsiher: Booklocker.com
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781634926560
ISBN 13: 1634926560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHITE HOUSE USHER Book Review:

From January 1986 until March 1994, Chris Emery held one of the most unique positions in the U.S. government-an usher in the White House. His stories recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider's perspective. Emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century. Turn the pages to learn which first lady fired him.

White House Confidential

White House Confidential
Author: Gregg Stebben,Austin Hill
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 1510714200
ISBN 13: 9781510714205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White House Confidential Book Review:

An irreverent look at Presidential foibles, follies, fibs, and moral failures Were past presidents smarter, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into White House press releases, the authors look at their sexual misdeeds and strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters. Dip into these pages to find out: Which president was famous for being the richest man alive because of all his brilliant real estate deals? Which president was born in Canada, and was ineligible to hold the office of president? Which president caused some problems by trying to grow “strange herbs” in the White House garden? Which president often ordered White House staff to rub Vaseline into his scalp while he ate breakfast in bed? Which president often called his deputy chief of staff “Turd Blossom”? Updated with new material about many presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, White House Confidential will have you laughing (and sometimes cursing!) as you take a second look at the next occupant of the Oval Office.

Upstairs at the Roosevelts

Upstairs at the Roosevelts
Author: Curtis Roosevelt
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07
ISBN 10: 1612349013
ISBN 13: 9781612349015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstairs at the Roosevelts Book Review:

Curtis Roosevelt knew what it was like to live with a president. His grandfather was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From the time Curtis, with his sister, Eleanor, and recently divorced mother, Anna Roosevelt Dall, moved into his grandparents’ new home—the White House—Curtis played, learned, slept, ate, and lived in one of the most famous buildings in the world with one of its most famous residents. Curtis Roosevelt offers anecdotes and revelations about the lives of the president and First Lady and the many colorful personalities in this presidential family. From Eleanor’s shocking role in the remarriage of Curtis’s mother to visits from naughty cousins and trips to the “Home Farm,” Upstairs at the Roosevelts’ provides an intimate perspective on the dynamics of one of America’s most famous families and those who visited, were friends, and sometimes even enemies.

The Hidden White House

The Hidden White House
Author: Robert Klara
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1250022932
ISBN 13: 9781250022936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden White House Book Review:

Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017. Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House. In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War. Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter, The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable—and, until now, all but forgotten.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
Author: Noel Grove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781426213045
ISBN 13: 1426213042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the White House Book Review:

In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick--from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn fascinating details of the real-life Downton Abbey staff who run this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes an illustrated time line of all White House First Families as well as a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House--some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.

West Winging It My unforgettable time in the White House

West Winging It  My unforgettable time in the White House
Author: Pat Cunnane
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 1911600559
ISBN 13: 9781911600558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Winging It My unforgettable time in the White House Book Review:

Is it more like The West Wing or House of Cards? Do you have to put your try table up on Air Force One? Is the President any good at basketball? What do you call him when you talk to him? How do you pick the people the president meets with? Is he really that cool, or is it an act? West Winging It pulls the drapes back on life in the White House, offering an insider's glimpse of what it's really like - from the minutiae to the momentous - to work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This brilliant book provides a front-row seat to history as, for the first time, Millennials ran the country - a classic fish-out-of-the-water story, only these fish are trying to run the United States of America. With cameos from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and a colourful collection of characters in the form of staffers, Secret Service agents and slippery journalists - West Winging It is a truly unique take on one of the most unique offices in the world.

The Upstairs House

The Upstairs House
Author: Julia Fine
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 0062975846
ISBN 13: 9780062975843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Upstairs House Book Review:

A Buzzfeed Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year "A massively entertaining and slyly enlightening story nestled inside another story like a ghost within its host." —Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk In this provocative meditation on new motherhood—Shirley Jackson meets The Awakening—a postpartum woman’s psychological unraveling becomes intertwined with the ghostly appearance of children’s book writer Margaret Wise Brown. There’s a madwoman upstairs, and only Megan Weiler can see her. Ravaged and sore from giving birth to her first child, Megan is mostly raising her newborn alone while her husband travels for work. Physically exhausted and mentally drained, she’s also wracked with guilt over her unfinished dissertation—a thesis on mid-century children’s literature. Enter a new upstairs neighbor: the ghost of quixotic children’s book writer Margaret Wise Brown—author of the beloved classic Goodnight Moon—whose existence no one else will acknowledge. It seems Margaret has unfinished business with her former lover, the once-famous socialite and actress Michael Strange, and is determined to draw Megan into the fray. As Michael joins the haunting, Megan finds herself caught in the wake of a supernatural power struggle—and until she can find a way to quiet these spirits, she and her newborn daughter are in terrible danger. Using Megan’s postpartum haunting as a powerful metaphor for a woman’s fraught relationship with her body and mind, Julia Fine once again delivers an imaginative and “barely restrained, careful musing on female desire, loneliness, and hereditary inheritances” (Washington Post).