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The Resource Under this roof : the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories, Paul Brandus

Under this roof : the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories, Paul Brandus

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Under this roof : the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories
Title
Under this roof
Title remainder
the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories
Statement of responsibility
Paul Brandus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The history of our highest office, and the country, through the life of an oft-ignored major character: the White House itself. Even in this time of relentless coverage of the President's every move, we can forget that he and his advisers are human, with a life filled with smaller personal moments that lead up to the big public ones. Imagine Nixon in the East Room, worrying what would happen if the moon mission fails, or McKinley in the map room knowing he will soon start a war he doesn't want to fight. The events that shaped America have usually started or ended at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Some of those narratives peaked in the Oval Office, but more often the most interesting moment occurred in some quieter, domestic event, such as Edith Wilson running the country from the Master Bedroom, or Obama nervously playing spades in the Private Dining Room before heading down to the Situation Room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed. These stories tell not just the history of the event, but provide a detailed description of the particular room in which the event occurred. The battered office chair Lincoln used as he pondered the Emancipation Proclamation. The overheated, dimly lit Red Room during the secret swearing in of Rutherford B. Hayes. The stories also mirror the growth of America itself. The White House has expanded as the country has, gained workspace as the government grew, embraced technology as the nation did, and mirrors the dynamism of the United States itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandus, Paul
Dewey number
975.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
B736 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
Label
Under this roof : the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories, Paul Brandus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Adams: A benediction for the future (the State Dining Room) -- Thomas Jefferson: The Lewis & Clark Expedition (the President's Library) -- James and Dolly Madison: The burning of the White House (the Queen's Sitting Room and the State Dining Room) -- James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine (the Oval Room) -- Andrew Jackson: The Nullification Crisis (the East Room) -- John Tyler: Ten funerals and a wedding (the East Room) -- James K. Polk: Five Presidents, one war (the President's Office) -- Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address (the Shop) -- Ulysses S. Grant: The secret swearing in (the Red Room) -- Rutherford Hayes: The wired White House (the Telegraph Room) -- William McKinley: The Spanish-American War (the War Room) -- Theodore Roosevelt: The dawn of the American Century (the West Wing) -- Woodrow Wilson: The secret illness (the President's Bedroom) -- Warren G. Harding: Scandals galore (the Yellow Oval Room) -- Calvin Coolidge: The Roaring Twenties (the Sky Parlor) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Fireside Chats (the Diplomatic Reception Room) -- Harry Truman: "The moon, the stars, and all the planets" (the rebuilding of the White House) -- John F. Kennedy: The blood red carpet (the Oval Office) -- Richard Nixon: The enemy within (the Briefing Room) -- Ronald Reagan: Lights, camera, action (the Family Theater) -- Barack Obama: The bin Laden raid (the Situation Room)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781493008346
Lccn
2015020568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • ocn891608389
  • (OCoLC)891608389
Label
Under this roof : the White House and the presidency : 21 presidents, 21 rooms, 21 inside stories, Paul Brandus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Adams: A benediction for the future (the State Dining Room) -- Thomas Jefferson: The Lewis & Clark Expedition (the President's Library) -- James and Dolly Madison: The burning of the White House (the Queen's Sitting Room and the State Dining Room) -- James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine (the Oval Room) -- Andrew Jackson: The Nullification Crisis (the East Room) -- John Tyler: Ten funerals and a wedding (the East Room) -- James K. Polk: Five Presidents, one war (the President's Office) -- Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address (the Shop) -- Ulysses S. Grant: The secret swearing in (the Red Room) -- Rutherford Hayes: The wired White House (the Telegraph Room) -- William McKinley: The Spanish-American War (the War Room) -- Theodore Roosevelt: The dawn of the American Century (the West Wing) -- Woodrow Wilson: The secret illness (the President's Bedroom) -- Warren G. Harding: Scandals galore (the Yellow Oval Room) -- Calvin Coolidge: The Roaring Twenties (the Sky Parlor) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Fireside Chats (the Diplomatic Reception Room) -- Harry Truman: "The moon, the stars, and all the planets" (the rebuilding of the White House) -- John F. Kennedy: The blood red carpet (the Oval Office) -- Richard Nixon: The enemy within (the Briefing Room) -- Ronald Reagan: Lights, camera, action (the Family Theater) -- Barack Obama: The bin Laden raid (the Situation Room)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781493008346
Lccn
2015020568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • ocn891608389
  • (OCoLC)891608389

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