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Real life at the White House : two hundred years of daily life at America's most famous residence

Author: John Whitcomb; Claire Whitcomb
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the White House with this richly illustrated new book on America's, if not the world's, most famous residence. Abigail Adams dried her wash in the unfinished East Room. Benjamin Harrison left the lights burning all night because he feared being shocked by the newly installed electric switches. LBJ waged an obsessive battle with the water pressure in the shower, demanding shower  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Whitcomb; Claire Whitcomb
ISBN: 0415923204 9780415923200
OCLC Number: 44509233
Description: xxi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Dates --
George Washington, 1789-1797: The Foundation Is Laid --
Creating Washington, D.C., 1790-1800 --
John Adams, 1797-1801: The Great Castle --
Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809: The Leveling Principles of Democracy --
James Madison, 1809-1817: Conflagration --
The Rebuilding of the White House, 1814-1817 --
James Monroe, 1817-1825: Good Feelings and Gold Spoons --
John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829: A Dull and Stately Prison --
Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837: The People's Choice --
Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841: Felled by a Gold Spoon --
William Henry Harrison, March 4-April 4, 1841: Mourning --
John Tyler, 1841-1845: Courtship --
James Knox Polk, 1845-1849: Attention to Detail --
Zachary Taylor, 1849-July 9, 1850: Tragedy --
Souvenir Hunters --
Millard Fillmore, July 1850-March 4, 1853: The Last Whig --
Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857: Twice Forgotten --
James Buchanan, 1857-1861: The Eve of Rebellion --
Abraham Lincoln, 1861-April 14, 1865: A "Whited Sepulcure" --
Civil War Washington --
Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869: Traitor to Patriot --
Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877: A Bright and Beautiful Dream --
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881: Lemonade --
James Garfield, March 4-September 19, 1881: Death Watch --
Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885: Tiffany Tastes --
Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889, 1893-1897: Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage --
Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893: No Room to Spare --
Ponies, Snakes, Raccoons, and Other White House Pets --
William McKinley, 1897-1901: Better Than a Bishopric --
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909: The Reign of Enthusiasm.
Responsibility: John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb.
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Celebrate the 200th anniverary of the White House with this richly illustrated new book on America's most famous residence. Packed with photographs and anecdotes from every administration this is the  Read more...

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