Description - Real Life at the White House by John Whitcomb
This work celebrates two centuries of domestic life in this historic abode. In 42 chapters - one for each administration - this sourcebook takes us on an intimate tour of the daily life of each president and his family, bringing into view everything from china patterns to built-in closets (a luxury added during the Truman renovation), from plumbing to telephones (Coolidge refused to use the phone for business) from architectural structure to state dinners and family meals.
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Author Biography - John Whitcomb
Father/daughter author team John and Claire Whitcomb have previously collaborated on Oh Say Can You See: Unexpected Anecdotes about American History (1987) and Great American Anecdotes (1994). John Whitcomb has taught American history for 32 years. Claire Whitcomb has written extensively about houses and history while on the staffs of magazines such as House & Garden, House Beautiful and Victoria.