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The Resource The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower

The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower

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The residence : inside the private world of the White House
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The residence
Title remainder
inside the private world of the White House
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Kate Andersen Brower
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Inside the private world of the White House
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Language
eng
Summary
America's first families are among the most private public figures on earth. From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president's impeachment to the historic yet polarizing residency of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House--and a new set of challenges to the fiercely loyal and hardworking people who serve them: the White House residence staff. No one understands the president of the United States, and his family, like the men and women who make the White House run every day. Now, for the first time, their stories of fifty years, ten administrations, and countless crises, large and small, are told in The Residence. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers--as well as former first ladies and first family members--Kate Andersen Brower, who covered President Obama's first term, offers a group portrait of the dedicated professionals who orchestrate lavish state dinners; stand ready during meetings with foreign dignitaries; care for the president and first lady's young children; and cater to every need the first couple may have, however sublime or, on occasion, ridiculous. In the voices of the residence workers themselves--sometimes wry, often affectionate, always gracious and proud--here are stories of The Kennedys--from intimate glimpses of their marriage to the chaotic days after JFK's assassination. The Johnsons--featuring the bizarre saga of LBJ's obsession with the White House plumbing. The Nixons--including Richard Nixon's unexpected appearance in the White House kitchen the morning he resigned. The Reagans--from a fire that endangered Ronald Reagan late in his second term to Nancy's control of details large and small. The Clintons--whose private battles, marked by shouting matches and flying objects, unsettled residence workers. The Obamas--who danced to Mary J. Blige on their first night in the White House. And just as compelling are the stories of the workers themselves, including Storeroom Manager Bill Hamilton, who served eleven presidents over fifty-five years; Executive Housekeeper Christine Limerick, who married a fellow residence worker; Chief Usher Stephen Rochon, who became the first African American to hold the post; Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, who feuded fiercely with Executive Chef Walter Scheib; and Butler James Ramsey, who made friends with presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and whose spirit animated the White House through six administrations before his death in 2014. Working tirelessly to provide impeccable service and earning the trust and undying admiration of each new first family, these extraordinary White House workers served every day in the midst of history--and lived to tell the tales
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10409793
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Brower, Kate Andersen
Dewey number
975.3
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
B75 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Children of presidents
  • Household employees
  • Washington (D.C.)
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inside the private world of the White House
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The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Controlled chaos -- Discretion -- Devotion -- Extraordinary demands -- Dark days -- Sacrifice -- Race and the residence -- Backstairs gossip and mischief -- Growing up in the White House -- Heartbreak and hope
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9780062305213
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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59b8c7ce-887b-4019-93c6-a21ef517052a
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • 2219192
  • (OCoLC)906028793
  • ocn906028793
  • 2018899
  • 2219192
Label
The residence : inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Controlled chaos -- Discretion -- Devotion -- Extraordinary demands -- Dark days -- Sacrifice -- Race and the residence -- Backstairs gossip and mischief -- Growing up in the White House -- Heartbreak and hope
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062305213
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
59b8c7ce-887b-4019-93c6-a21ef517052a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2219192
  • (OCoLC)906028793
  • ocn906028793
  • 2018899
  • 2219192

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