The President's House: A History (2 Volume Set)

The President's House: A History (2 Volume Set)

by William Seale

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The 195-year history of the White House is a remarkable saga that is separate from the nation's history, yet an integral part of the lives of the men who held the position of chief executive and their families. Seale's book is a scholarly study of the first families and their home, but he includes anecdotes and interesting tales that will appeal to all readers. Seventy pages of notes attest to Seale's research. The result is a first-rate social history of the White House. The well-written work is divided into 43 chapters involving 32 Presidents from Washington through Truman. In addition, there are 122 black-and-white photographs, most focusing on the White House. Little scholarly work is available on the White House, so Seale's two volumes are particularly valuable. Recommended at all levels. Boyd Childress, Auburn University Library, Ala.

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