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

J. B West

Editorial: New York, U.S.A., 1973
ISBN 10: 069810546X / ISBN 13: 9780698105461
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Librería: The Chatham Bookseller (Madison, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: Upstairs at the White House: My Life With ...

Editorial: New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1973

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+

Edición: Early Edition.


381pgs. phtoos. Orange Boards, white spine, gilt lettering. A hint of wear to the extremities, otherwise, as new, unread copy. . Unclipped pictorial jacket has light erasure below the original 8.95 price on front flap, closed tear on lower edge and rubbing to upper edge of spine. in mylar sleeve. Memoir of of assistant to the Chief Usher(1941-1957) and then Chief Usher (1957-1969), responsible for running the White House for six Presidents and their wives. Scarce. Size: Octavo. N° de ref. de la librería 025033

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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at life on Pennsylvania Avenue with America's first families, by the man who spent nearly three decades in their midst.

J. B. 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, weddings, funerals, gardens, playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For 28 years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests?including friends, relatives, and heads of state.

In Upstairs at the White House, West offers an absorbing and novel glimpse at America's first families, from the Roosevelts to the Kennedys and the Nixons. Alive with anecdotes ranging from the quotidian (Lyndon B. Johnson's showerheads) to the tragic (the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination), West's audiobook is an enlightening and rich account of the American history that took place just behind the Palladian doors of the North Portico.

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