Inside the White House: Stories from the World's Most Famous Residence (BOK)

Noel Grove, William B. Bushong

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This is a fascinating and comprehensive overview of the America's first house. Compelling stories - some never before told - bring the White House to life for history buffs, patriots, and fans of Americana. In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organised by theme, discover what makes the White House tick - from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. You can learn fascinating details of the real-life backroom staff who run this grand home. You can marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. You can meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. You can read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain snippets of rare information, and an appendix includes lists of White House First Families, selected menus from state dinners, sample schedules of various presidents, plus historic memorabilia and a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House - some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format. New Material: With new content in each chapter - including stories revealed in rarely seen photographs, and rediscovered letters and diary excerpts, as well as recent interviews - this book's unique quality will make it the only true, complete story of the White House.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Noel Grove, William B. Bushong
Forlag
National Geographic
ISBN 9781426211775
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 23,2cm x 27,6cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 1737 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, History of architecture