The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House / Kate Andersen Brower.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Harper paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: An intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction -- Controlled chaos -- Discretion -- Devotion -- Extraordinary demands -- Dark days -- Sacrifice -- Race and the residence -- Backstairs gossip and mischief -- Growing up in the White House -- Heartbreak and hope -- Epilogue.
    • Notes:
      "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
      "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Inside the private world of the White House.
    • ISBN:
      0062305204
      9780062305206
    • Accession Number:
      2017303211
    • Accession Number:
      ocn912008046
      912008046
    • Accession Number:
      fay.644612
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BROWER, K. A. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. [s.l.] : Harper, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Brower KA. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Brower, K. A. (2016). The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. 2016. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612.
    • Harvard:
      Brower, K. A. (2016) The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brower, KA 2016, The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House, Harper, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brower, Kate Andersen. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brower KA. The Residence : Inside the Private World of the White House [Internet]. Harper; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.644612

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2015 April #1

America's first families have long been a source of fascination for the people of the United States, yet we rarely get a chance to glimpse anything but their professional and often stoic personalities. Journalist Brower, who spent four years covering the White House for Bloomberg News, explores the personal lives of American presidential families using stories from people who connect with them on a regular basis—the White House domestic staff. Her book provides a day-to-day look at the lives of maids, butlers, maitre d's, ushers, and chefs, as well as at their interactions with the presidents, first ladies, and first children they served. Although most of the interviewees keep their memories close to the vest, some share anecdotes that truly humanize their employers. Brower discusses everything that happens behind closed doors in the White House, from the mundane (Lyndon B. Johnson's shower specifications) to the dramatic (Hillary Rodham Clinton's response to her husband's cheating scandal). VERDICT Fans of Downton Abbey will find this look into the secret world of the White House fascinating. History buffs who would like to learn more about the personal lives of the presidents and their families will definitely enjoy all the intriguing vignettes.—Rebecca Kluberdanz, GB65 Lib., New York

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