The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House


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Harper

Product Description

A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.

Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
320
Product group
Book
Brand
Harper
Label
Harper
Edition
Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed
Publisher
Harper
Publication date
April 7, 2015
Release date
April 7, 2015
Author
Kate Andersen Brower
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780062305190
UPC
884324901720
ISBN-10
0062305190
Item Dimensions L x W x H
6 x 1.05 x 9 inches
Item Weight
1.21 pounds
MPN
9780062305190
Manufacturer
Harper
Studio
Harper



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