The residence : inside the private world of the White House
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Main Library - Adult
975.3 Bro
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Oliver La Farge - Adult
975.3 Bro
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Southside - Adult
975.3 Bro
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Published
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
UPC
40024819978
Lexile measure
1120

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index.
Description
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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1120L,Lexile

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