This compelling book presented in two elegant volumes chronicles both the unique continuum of the White House through American history and the human story of the White House as home to the presidents and their families. From President George Washington through President George H. W. Bush, the reader experiences the many colorful facets of life in the seat of presidential power: the etiquette, politics, architecture, décor, landscaping, cuisine, and more. A winner of five national awards, this is a treasury of the people, the plans, and the purposes that have shaped the White House from the very beginning. By William Seale.
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