My 21 Years in the White House

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NightHawk Books #ad - They've got to eat, you know. Included are sample menus prepared for visiting heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries. But they can't do much here without us. Fields 1900-1994 began his employment at the white house in 1931, and kept a journal of his meetings with the presidents and their families; he would also meet important people like Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, Princess Elizabeth of England, John D.

We have a small part. Rockefeller, representatives, presidential cabinet members, senators, and Supreme Court Justices. He would also witness presidential decision-making at critical times in American history -- the attack on Pearl Harbor, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the desegregation of the military, and the outbreak of hostilities in Korea.

My 21 Years in the White House #ad - My 21 years in the white house, first published in 1960, Truman, is the fascinating account by Alonzo Fields of his service as head butler under 4 presidents: Hoover, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. As fields often told his staff, “. Remember that we are helping to make history.

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Thirty-six Years in the White House 1902

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#ad - Contents i — under president lincoln ii — under president johnson iii — under president grant iv — under president hayes v — under president garfield vi — under president arthur VII — Under President Cleveland VIII — Under President Harrison IX — Cleveland's Second Administration X— Under President McKinley XI — Furniture in Executive MansionOriginally published in 1902; reformatted for the Kindle; may contain an occasional imperfections; original spellings have been kept in place.

We were then instructed to keep a sharp lookout in the different parts of the house, more particularly in the East Room and at the door of the President's office. Pendel's attention. Nicolay and Mr. The case was that of a fellow named Grady, one of the English Hill toughs. A roundsman said to us, you take a walk down Seventh Street, and if you see anything going on, "Boys, take a hand in it.

Thirty-six Years in the White House 1902 #ad - Just as we got opposite the patent Office, this Grady had assaulted, or rather was assaulting, a young fellow with a whip. Men were falling at the front by hundreds, both in the Union and in the Confederate armies. Take him to jail. On november 3, in the old city hall, andrew smith, alfonso Dunn, and myself were ordered to report at the First Precinct, Sergeant John Cronin, 1864, at one o'clock in the afternoon.

Pendel writes:"in 1861, or 1862, the metropolitan Police was established by Congress at the Capital, and I made application for and received an appointment on the force.

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Inside History of the White House: The Complete History of the Domestic and Official Life in Washington of the Nation's Presidents and Their Families 1908

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#ad - Bridegroom-Presidents. Letters and Gifts for the Presidents. Iii. Romance of Nellie Grant. Xv. Xlvi. Latter-day Receptions and Handshaking. Ii. Xliii. Xliv. Gilson willets was a globe traveling reporter for 25 years who journeyed for three months through India and was also a member of the Harriman expedition to the Yucatan.

Etiquette and Precedence. X. Church-Going of the Presidents. The author writes: "This is Presidential Year. Xxviii. Xxii. Royal and Titled Guests. White house Life of the Roosevelts. Xxxiv. Presidential Messages and Cabinets. At the table and in the Kitchen. Xlv. Died in the White House. Xl. Entertaining at the White House. Xvii.

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Memories of the White House: The Home Life of Our Presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt 1911

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#ad - Fifty years of service as a white house employee, through the administration of twelve Presidents, made Colonel Crook one of the most familiar figures of the National Capitol. When one was reassigned as the white house doorkeeper, Crook, beginning January 4, was selected as his replacement, then a member of the Washington Police Force and a former Union Army soldier, 1865.

Garfield and Arthur are covered in a single chapter. He was to have been relieved by John Frederick Parker at 4 p. M. But parker was several hours late. Crook set his memoirs down on paper in the book Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. I thought of it at that moment and, when the news flashed over Washington that he had been shot, a few hours later, his last words were so burned into my being that they can never be forgotten.

Crook blamed parker, who had left his post at the theater without permission. Crook also served as a bodyguard for Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Grant became president, he appointed crook "executive clerk of the President of the United States" in 1870, and dispersing agent in 1877, the latter the position he would hold for the rest of his career.

Memories of the White House: The Home Life of Our Presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt 1911 #ad - Crook tried to persuade the president not to attend a performance of the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater that night, or at least allow him to go along as an extra bodyguard, but Lincoln said he had promised his wife they would go. After lincoln's assassination while crook was off duty, he continued to work in the White House for a total of over 50 years, serving 12 presidents.

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WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside

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Booklocker.com, Inc. #ad - From january 1986 until march 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U. S. W. I loved my trip down memory lane. Former first lady Barbara Bush October 2017. Known as the usher's office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home.

Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families’ home. Turn the pages to find out which first lady fired him. With his book, white house usher: stories from the Inside, former usher Chris Emery gives his readers a peek inside what happens upstairs at the White House.

Chris emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century. Bush, and 14 months under President Clinton. The usher's office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. His vignettes recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider’s viewpoint. Chris emery was only the 18th white house usher since 1891, and had the honor and privilege to serve presidential families for three years during the Reagan administration, four years for President H.

WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside #ad - The staff consists of butlers, painters, calligraphers, chefs, curators, florists, doormen, maids, housemen, cooks, electricians, grounds personnel, carpenters, storekeepers, plumbers, and administrative support. Ushers work closely with the first family, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, conferences, receptions, senior staff, meetings, Press Office, Social Office, teas, Secret Service Agency, dinners, and more.

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White House Diary

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NightHawk Books #ad - White house diary, first published in 1948, is the entertaining account of Henrietta Nesbitt – “FDR's Housekeeper” – during the historical times of Franklin Roosevelt's long presidency. Nesbitt, new york, a neighbor of the roosevelts in hyde Park, went with the President to the White House and served an important role in the family and social life of the White House for 11 years.

White House Diary #ad - Nesbitt also provides insights into the character of the Roosevelts and of some of the many VIPs who visited the White House. Nesbitt was responsible for thousands of meals during her tenure including her struggles to comply with war-time rationing; at the same time, replacement of draperies and rugs, and continual battles against mice, the President's mansion was in a state of disrepair, and Nesbitt oversaw the installation of a new kitchen, moths, ants, and other pests.

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Reilly of the White House: Behind the Scenes with FDR

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Pathfinder Books #ad - In order to get an armored car, for example—which the Constitution does not provide for—Mike had to borrow one from the Treasury Department. It was al capone’s originally and it served until one of the big automobile companies made one specially and leased it to the President for one dollar a year.

Roosevelt. The book details his security and protection measures for the President, and his worldwide travels, Stalin, the close-calls from those attempting to harm FDR, including meetings of Roosevelt with Churchill, and other world leaders. His behind-the-scenes story—of those methods, of the hair-trigger emergencies, of the world-famous people he met; above all, of FDR—is even faster and even more unorthodox.

It was on december 7th, 1941, that Mike Reilly took over the top Secret Service spot of guarding the President. From that day on it was his business to protect the President from assassination which might come via guns, bombs, fire, poison, daggers, or the well-known blunt instrument. Reilly of the white house, first published in 1947, is Michael Reilly's fascinating account of his tenure as head of the White House Secret Service detail for President Franklin D.

Reilly of the White House: Behind the Scenes with FDR #ad - His protection methods had to be fast and frequently unorthodox. This is the story of that stewardship, which ranged from buying White House groceries to standing behind a curtain with his gun trained on the middle button of a diplomat’s uniform. Reilly never left the President’s side. From the dust jacket: mike Reilly guarded, for four years, the number one Nazi target: FDR.

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Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories

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Lyons Press #ad - Reporting from the west wing briefing room since 2008, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, their families, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter @WestWingReport—weaves together stories of the presidents, the White House itself. Kennedy was murdered, was a blood-red carpet installed in the oval office? if abraham lincoln never slept in the lincoln bedroom, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, ” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, 2001? History leaps off the page in this “riveting, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus.

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories #ad - Paul brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations. ”. Walk with john adams through the still-unfinished mansion, secrets and scandals, and another gambles away the white house china in a card game stand by the presidential bed as one first lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, boom and bust, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to buy the Louisiana Territory Feel the fear and panic as British invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, Situation Room, radio, movie theater, movies, Oval Office and more.

Like taking a tour of the white House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F. Under this roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it.

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Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

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Open Road Media #ad - B. Alive with anecdotes ranging from eleanor roosevelt’s fascinating political strategies to Jackie Kennedy’s tragic loss and the personal struggles of Pat Nixon, Upstairs at the White House is a rich account of a slice of American history that usually remains behind closed doors. J. For twenty-eight years, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, children and grandchildren, first as assistant to the chief usher, relatives, and houseguests—including friends, then as chief usher, as well as their parents, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and heads of state.

B. J. West, chief usher of the white house, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, weddings and funerals, with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home.

Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies #ad - West, ” provides an absorbing, whom jackie Kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies. In this new york times bestseller, the White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families.

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First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - What is it like to be america's first family? in this wonderfully engaging book, bonnie angelo, their wives, children, probes two hundred years of American history to tell the story of real life within the White House walls—how presidents, Time correspondent and acclaimed author of First Mothers, and extended families worked to create a home in an imposing national monument while attempting to keep their private lives from the public domain.

First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives #ad - First families chronicles exhilarating moments as well as dark days at the nation's most famous address, with fascinating, rollicking children, domestic squabbles, gossipy love affairs, behind-the-headline accounts of picture-book weddings, and tragic deaths. From activist wives eleanor roosevelt and hillary clinton to reluctant occupants bess Truman and Jacqueline Kennedy, to those such as Mary Todd Lincoln, and madcap debutante Alice Roosevelt, Dolley Madison, who embraced their new address and status, stumbled, here is an unforgettable human portrait of our First Families and how they coped, or thrived in the national spotlight.

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Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.

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Eastern Harbor Press #ad - . He devised a shortcut that tripped countless alarms and summoned an agitated band of Secret Service agents. At the age of 17, don stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history. A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House staff, he frequently loitered outside of the Oval Office to watch it unfold.

What he saw throughout the White House ran  the gamut from the deeply profound to the wildly hilarious. He was also a kid who did the same kind of harebrained things most teenagers do. Only steps away from the Oval Office, he fought with a foreign head of state for space in a restroom. He spilled ice ​water on Frank Sinatra's sock.

Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate. #ad - And that was just the small stuff. A funny, first ladies, fast-paced memoir, Downstairs at the White House is richly decorated with presidents, celebrities . And events that shook America.   ​     .

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