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The president's house : a history, by William Seale

Label
The president's house : a history
Title
The president's house
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
by William Seale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The President's House is an unforgettable account of the White House from its origins during the nation's beginning to 1952, a continuing story of adapting and altering, yet always keeping close to the original image and purpose of the landmark. Seale carefully documents the ways in which different presidents and their families used and lived in the White House, showing not only the lives of the first families but also scores of characters known and unknown who achieve importance in the story and play their parts in the keeping and management of the house -- butlers, housemaids, caterers, gardeners, coachmen, architects, interior decorators, and even fortune-tellers. Filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the private and public lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this richly detailed social history includes 121 images culled from the White House files and other archival collections
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seale, William
Dewey number
975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
S43 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • White House Historical Association
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Presidents
  • Présidents
  • Buildings
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The president's house : a history, by William Seale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pages 1058-1068) 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
  • [v. 1:] The palace : Washington -- The house : Washington -- The builders : Washington & Adams -- Anachronism : Adams & Jefferson -- The trial : Madison -- The phoenix : Monroe -- End of the old order : Monroe & Adams -- Democracy : Jackson -- Elegance : Van Buren -- Stage and players : Harrison & Tyler -- Imperial house : Polk -- Mid-century : Taylor & Fillmore -- Watershed : Pierce -- An explosion : Buchanan -- Cannon across the Potomac : Lincoln -- Turmoil : Lincoln -- Good news : Lincoln -- The rescue : Johnson -- The glasshouse : Grant -- Flourishes : Grant -- Peace and plenty : Hayes -- Interlude : Garfield -- The aesthetic house : Arthur -- The blue room : Cleveland -- Homecoming : Harrison
  • [v. 2:] A recollection of roses : Cleveland -- 1898 : McKinley -- Grand schemes : McKinley -- An image refined : Theodore Roosevelt -- Protocol : Theodore Roosevelt -- Chronicles : Theodore Roosevelt -- Summer days : Taft -- Thresholds : Wilson -- 1917 : Wilson -- Distant drums : Wilson -- Limelight : Harding -- Hearth and home : Coolidge -- Irony : Hoover -- Full house : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Sketchbooks : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The castle : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- History : Truman -- The symbol : Truman
Control code
ocm13792296
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xx, 1224 pages) [80] pages of plates
Isbn
9780912308289
Lccn
86050504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o13792296
  • (OCoLC)13792296
Label
The president's house : a history, by William Seale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pages 1058-1068) 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
  • [v. 1:] The palace : Washington -- The house : Washington -- The builders : Washington & Adams -- Anachronism : Adams & Jefferson -- The trial : Madison -- The phoenix : Monroe -- End of the old order : Monroe & Adams -- Democracy : Jackson -- Elegance : Van Buren -- Stage and players : Harrison & Tyler -- Imperial house : Polk -- Mid-century : Taylor & Fillmore -- Watershed : Pierce -- An explosion : Buchanan -- Cannon across the Potomac : Lincoln -- Turmoil : Lincoln -- Good news : Lincoln -- The rescue : Johnson -- The glasshouse : Grant -- Flourishes : Grant -- Peace and plenty : Hayes -- Interlude : Garfield -- The aesthetic house : Arthur -- The blue room : Cleveland -- Homecoming : Harrison
  • [v. 2:] A recollection of roses : Cleveland -- 1898 : McKinley -- Grand schemes : McKinley -- An image refined : Theodore Roosevelt -- Protocol : Theodore Roosevelt -- Chronicles : Theodore Roosevelt -- Summer days : Taft -- Thresholds : Wilson -- 1917 : Wilson -- Distant drums : Wilson -- Limelight : Harding -- Hearth and home : Coolidge -- Irony : Hoover -- Full house : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Sketchbooks : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The castle : Franklin D. Roosevelt -- History : Truman -- The symbol : Truman
Control code
ocm13792296
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xx, 1224 pages) [80] pages of plates
Isbn
9780912308289
Lccn
86050504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o13792296
  • (OCoLC)13792296

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