At Ease In The White House

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The wanted ad for a White House Social Aide might read something like this: "need tall, single, attractive, articulate, smooth dancer to entertain First Family and guests." At Ease in the White House is a vivid account of the life of former military aide Stephen Bauer, and his experiences in working for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. This revised edition includes new information about Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush and their relationships with the military personnel assigned...
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Overview

The wanted ad for a White House Social Aide might read something like this: "need tall, single, attractive, articulate, smooth dancer to entertain First Family and guests." At Ease in the White House is a vivid account of the life of former military aide Stephen Bauer, and his experiences in working for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. This revised edition includes new information about Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush and their relationships with the military personnel assigned to the White House.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790797
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Col. Stephen Bauer is a retired Army Infantry officer, veteran of combat in Vietnam and the DMZ in Korea, and a former presidential military aide. Based on his extensive military career, Stephen wrote How to Do Business with the Federal Government. His awards include the Presidential Service Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Badge, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Army Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, and various other military awards. Stephen lives outside Houston with his wife, Linda, with whom he coauthored Recipes from Historic Texas.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Getting there is half the fun
1 First encounters 3
2 The White House game of Q&A 13
3 Sweating it out 25
4 Behind the scenes of a White House invitation 37
5 The protocol role of a White House social aide 45
6 Dancing at the White House 53
Pt. II My life on the Nixon roller coaster
7 Pat, Dick, and the shadow 65
8 A promise kept : the POW party 77
9 That's entertainment! 85
10 At ease with Mamie 99
11 My two worlds 109
12 Everyone comes to the White House 119
13 In the days of Watergate 129
Pt. III F is for Ford ... and for fun
14 The changing of the guard 143
15 Betty Ford and her problems 153
16 A special kind of president 163
17 Even good guys can finish last 175
Pt. IV Carter : the impossible dream
18 Culture shock at the White House 189
19 Banning pomp and circumstance 203
20 Time to go 215
Pt. V Once again from the top : the Reagans and the Bushes
21 The Reagan revolution 233
22 The insider's president : Bush 247
23 It's the little things you most remember 263
Pt. VI The best way to view Washington - from afar
24 The man from hope : William Jefferson Clinton 283
25 Like father, like son : George W. Bush 295
Bibliography 301
Index 303
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