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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415923200
ISBN-10: 0415923204
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 531
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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Real Life at the White House by John Whitcomb
Paperback, May 2002
$44.09