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Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House Book
Author : J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 1480449385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 by J B West A 15 minute Summary Analysis

Upstairs at the White House by J  B  West   A 15 minute Summary   Analysis Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release : 2021-05-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Upstairs at the White House by J. B. West - A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisInside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary: J.B. West chronicles his career at the White House and gives an inside look at the six first ladies he served, first as an assistant and then as the chief usher, or general manager, of the dozens of housekeepers, maids, cooks, butlers, gardeners, plumbers, handymen and other staff it takes to keep the White House running. The chief usher manages the household budget, sees to the housing and comfort of guests, supervises the mail operation and oversees maintenance and remodeling. The job title is a leftover from a time when the chief usher actually did usher in visitors to the White House. West never expected to work at the White House. He worked at the veterans administration when he was loaned to President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt when they needed extra help because they had so many guests and hosted so many events. West ended up staying until he…

President Nixon

President Nixon Book
Author : Richard Reeves
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-11-13
ISBN : 0743225651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who was Richard Nixon? The most amazing thing about the man was not what he did as president, but that he became president. In President Nixon, Richard Reeves has used thousands of new interviews and recently discovered or declassified documents and tapes -- including Nixon's tortured memos to himself and unpublished sections of H. R. Haldeman's diaries -- to offer a nuanced and surprising portrait of the brilliant and contradictory man alone in the White House. President Nixon is a startling narrative of a desperately introverted man who dreamed of becoming the architect of his times. Late at night, he sat upstairs in the White House writing notes to himself on his yellow pads, struggling to define himself and his goals: "Compassionate, Bold, New, Courageous...Zest for the job (not lonely but awesome). Goals -- reorganized govt...Each day a chance to do something memorable for someone. Need to be good to do good...Need for joy, serenity, confidence, inspiration." But downstairs he was building a house of deception. He could trust no one because in his isolation he thought other people were like him. He governed by secret orders and false records, memorizing scripts for public appearances and even for one-on-one meetings with his own staff and cabinet. His principal assistants, Haldeman and Henry Kissinger, spied on him as he spied on them, while cabinet members, generals, and admirals spied on all of them -- rifling briefcases and desks, tapping each other's phones in a house where no one knew what was true anymore. Nixon's first aim was to restore order in an America at war with itself over Vietnam. But in fact he prolonged the fighting there, lying systematically about what was happening both in the field and in the peace negotiations. He startled the world by going to communist China and seeking détente with the Soviet Union -- and then secretly persuaded Mao and Brezhnev to lie for him to protect petty White House secrets. Still, he was a man of vision, imagining a new world order, trying to stall the deadly race war he believed was inevitable between the West, including Russia, and Asia, led by China and Japan. At home, he promised welfare reform, revenue sharing, drug programs, and environmental protection, and he presided, reluctantly, over the desegregation of public schools -- all the while declaring that domestic governance was just building outhouses in Peoria. Reeves shows a presidency doomed from the start. It begins with Nixon and Kissinger using the CIA to cover up a 1969 murder by American soldiers in Vietnam that led to the theft and publication of the Pentagon Papers, then to secret counterintelligence units in the White House and finally to the burglaries and cover-up that came to be known as Watergate. Richard Reeves's President Nixon will stand as the authoritative account of Nixon in the White House. It is an astonishing story.

First Lady

First Lady Book
Author : Patrick Dennis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1964
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Patrick Dennis helps another memorable lady to write her autobiography.

Prologue

Prologue Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Kid s Guide to the White House

A Kid s Guide to the White House Book
Author : Betty Debnam
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 1997-05-01
ISBN : 0836221532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Find out how the White House was built, and meet the first families and their pets that have lived there. Take a tour of the public rooms and visit the big back yard.

First Lady My Thirty Days Upstairs in the White House By Martha Dinwiddie Butterfield As Told to Patrick Dennis With Photographs by Cris Alexander

First Lady  My Thirty Days Upstairs in the White House  By Martha Dinwiddie Butterfield  As Told to Patrick Dennis  With Photographs by Cris Alexander Book
Author : Martha Dinwiddie BUTTERFIELD (pseud.),Patrick DENNIS (pseud.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download First Lady My Thirty Days Upstairs in the White House By Martha Dinwiddie Butterfield As Told to Patrick Dennis With Photographs by Cris Alexander book written by Martha Dinwiddie BUTTERFIELD (pseud.),Patrick DENNIS (pseud.), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Season s Greetings from the White House

Season s Greetings from the White House Book
Author : Mary Evans Seeley
Publisher : Presidential Christmas
Release : 1998-09
ISBN : 9780965768412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The collection of presidential Christmas cards, messages and gifts.

The White House by the Sea a Love Story

The White House by the Sea  a Love Story Book
Author : Matilda Betham-Edwards
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1864
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The White House by the Sea a Love Story book written by Matilda Betham-Edwards, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Guide to the Presidency Part V The White House and the executive branch

Guide to the Presidency  Part V  The White House and the executive branch Book
Author : Michael Nelson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781568027166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Guide to the Presidency Part V The White House and the executive branch book written by Michael Nelson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The White House a Biography

The White House  a Biography Book
Author : Charles Hurd
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1940
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inside the White House

Inside the White House Book
Author : Ronald Kessler
Publisher : Beyond Words/Atria Books
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Behind the scenes look at the White House and its recent occupants

The flying White House

The flying White House Book
Author : Jerald F. TerHorst,Ralph Albertazzie
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1979
ISBN : 9780553134612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The flying White House book written by Jerald F. TerHorst,Ralph Albertazzie, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The White House Years

The White House Years Book
Author : Ollie Atkins
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The White House Years book written by Ollie Atkins, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Wild Women in the White House

Wild Women in the White House Book
Author : Autumn Stephens
Publisher : Red Wheel
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Part Irreverent Portrait Gallery, part exuberant expose, Wild Women in the White House introduces an unforgettable array of feisty first ladies and mutinous housekeepers, bigamist brides, subversive office seekers, and, of course, the ever-burgeoning bevy of backdoor paramours who have held (or at least briefly handled) the reins of executive power. Rollicking and revealing, this latest gem from the author of Wild Women and Wild Words from Wild Women offers an eye-opening journey into the realm of the eclectic sisterhood whose outrageous words and deeds have rocked the fusty old foundations of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ... and sometimes the entire nation.

Modern First Ladies

Modern First Ladies Book
Author : Nancy Kegan Smith,Mary C. Ryan
Publisher : National Archives Trust Fund Board
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brief profiles of first ladies from Mrs. Hoover to Mrs. Reagan accompany information on their years in the White House

Upstairs at the Roosevelts

Upstairs at the Roosevelts  Book
Author : Curtis Roosevelt
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2017-07
ISBN : 1612349404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

How Abraham Lincoln Fought the Civil War

How Abraham Lincoln Fought the Civil War Book
Author : Laura Helweg
Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Release : 2017-07-15
ISBN : 0766085260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abraham Lincoln is the only US president to have had his entire term encapsulated by war. Through primary sources, images, and compelling narrative, students will learn how President Lincoln approached and executed the seemingly impossible job of chief commander of the Union army during the Civil War. They will discover Lincoln’s hands-on management of battlefield strategy, his creative tactics for dealing with difficult generals and ruthless political opponents, and his unfaltering conviction that the Union must be saved at all cost.

Bess Wallace Truman

Bess Wallace Truman Book
Author : Sara L. Sale
Publisher : Modern First Ladies
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sale shows how Bess Truman remade the office of the first lady to suit her own personality and along the way earned the admiration and respect of the American people. --Publisher.

New Woman

New Woman Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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