Upstairs At The White House

Upstairs At The White House

Upstairs At The White House

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : J. B. West
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-10-01
Total Pages : 536 Pages
ISBN : 9781480449381


Upstairs At The White House

Upstairs At The White House

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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : J. B. West
Publisher : Open Road Media Books
Release : 2016-06-21
Total Pages : 398 Pages
ISBN : 1504038673


White House Ghosts

White House Ghosts

In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on extensive archival research, Schlesinger weaves intimate, amusing, compelling stories that provide surprising insights into the personalities, quirks, egos, ambitions, and humor of these presidents as well as how well or not they understood the bully pulpit. White House Ghosts traces the evolution of the presidential speechwriter's job from Raymond Moley under FDR through such luminaries as Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., under JFK, Jack Valenti and Richard Goodwin under LBJ, William Safire and Pat Buchanan under Nixon, Hendrik Hertzberg and James Fallows under Carter, and Peggy Noonan under Reagan, to the "Troika" of Michael Gerson, John McConnell, and Matthew Scully under George W. Bush. White House Ghosts tells the fascinating inside stories behind some of the most iconic presidential phrases: the first inaugural of FDR ("the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ") and JFK ("ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country"), Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" and Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speeches, Bill Clinton's ending "the era of big government" State of the Union, and George W. Bush's post-9/11 declaration that "whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done" -- and dozens of other noteworthy speeches. The book also addresses crucial questions surrounding the complex relationship between speechwriter and speechgiver, such as who actually crafted the most memorable phrases, who deserves credit for them, and who has claimed it. Schlesinger tells the story of the modern American presidency through this unique prism -- how our chief executives developed their very different rhetorical styles and how well they grasped the rewards of reaching out to the country. White House Ghosts is dramatic, funny, gripping, surprising, serious -- and always entertaining.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert Schlesinger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-04-15
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781416565352


First Families

First Families

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bonnie Angelo
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780061972812


Front Row At The White House

Front Row At The White House

The author describes her many years of reporting on the White House, exploring the changing relationship between the presidency and the press

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Helen Thomas
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 745 Pages
ISBN : 9780684849119


A White House Diary

A White House Diary

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lady Bird Johnson
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2007-11-01
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : 0292717490


White House Butlers

White House Butlers

They work in the shadow of America’s greatest leaders; without them, the White House could not function. They are the ushers and butlers of the White House. This short book traces the history of White House staff from the very beginning. It includes profiles of some of the most influential members, including Alonzo Fields and Eugene Allen. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

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Genre : History
Author : Howard Brinkley
Publisher : Golgotha Press
Release : 2013-08-05
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : 9781621076315


Five Presidents

Five Presidents

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Gallery Books.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Clint Hill
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-05-02
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781476794143


Where Is The White House

Where Is The White House

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Megan Stine
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-02-05
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780698198906


Inside The White House

Inside The White House

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.

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Genre : Presidents
Author : Noel Grove
Publisher :
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 351 Pages
ISBN : 1426213042