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America's First Families: An Inside View of 200 Years of Private Life in the White House (Lisa Drew Books)

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Packed with more than 300 photographs from archives and private collections — many published here for the first time — entertaining anecdotes, political analysis, the dynamics of family relationships, and behind-the-scenes gossip, andlt;Iandgt;America's First Familiesandlt;/Iandgt; offers the first up-close look at the families — from John and Abigail Adams in 1800 to Bill and Hillary Clinton — who have intrigued and entranced the American public for two centuries. andlt;BRandgt; Carl Sferrazza Anthony opens the door to the world's most famous residence to reveal life as it was actually lived there. He takes readers into the heart of loyalties and estrangements, and the emotional pressures that politics brings to bear upon the forty White House families, from their arrivals to their "notices to vacate." Readers will enjoy an unprecedented tour of the previously unseen private rooms as used and decorated by each family. Revealed too are the personal proclivities of the presidents and how their families both sustained them through public crises and were used for political advantage. They'll get a firsthand look at the preparations for White House weddings and other occasions; meet the parents and children of the presidents — as well as eccentric relatives; and discover the patterns of working, resting, and relaxing that shaped the nuts and bolts of family life. andlt;BRandgt; A magnificent combination of visual delights and insider information, andlt;Iandgt;America's First Familiesandlt;/Iandgt; is an irresistible invitation to spend some time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Synopsis:

Packed with more than 300 photographs from archives and private collections — many published here for the first time — entertaining anecdotes, political analysis, the dynamics of family relationships, and behind-the-scenes gossip, America's First Families offers the first up-close look at the families — from John and Abigail Adams in 1800 to Bill and Hillary Clinton — who have intrigued and entranced the American public for two centuries.

Carl Sferrazza Anthony opens the door to the world's most famous residence to reveal life as it was actually lived there. He takes readers into the heart of loyalties and estrangements, and the emotional pressures that politics brings to bear upon the forty White House families, from their arrivals to their "notices to vacate." Readers will enjoy an unprecedented tour of the previously unseen private rooms as used and decorated by each family. Revealed too are the personal proclivities of the presidents and how their families both sustained them through public crises and were used for political advantage. They'll get a firsthand look at the preparations for White House weddings and other occasions; meet the parents and children of the presidents — as well as eccentric relatives; and discover the patterns of working, resting, and relaxing that shaped the nuts and bolts of family life.

A magnificent combination of visual delights and insider information, America's First Families is an irresistible invitation to spend some time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Synopsis:

Published to coincide with the bicentennial of the White House, this lavishly illustrated, delightfully accessible book describes the everyday lives of America's "royal families" in the White House, from John and Abigail Adams in 1800 to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Index. 300 photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Carl Sferrazza Anthonyandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of andlt;Iandgt;First Ladies,andlt;/Iandgt; a two-volume history, andlt;Iandgt;Florence Harding,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;As We Remember Her: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Words of Her Family and Friends.andlt;/Iandgt; A speechwriter for Nancy Reagan who has also written extensively on Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anthony is the acknowledged authority on the political power and social influence of First Ladies. He has written for andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Post, The New York Times,andlt;/Iandgt; the andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Times,andlt;/Iandgt; and other publications. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684864426
Author:
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Government
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Washington (D.C.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Lisa Drew Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
106-794
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 photos; 75 sidebars
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.12 x 7.38 in 25.725 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,

Packed with more than 300 photographs from archives and private collections — many published here for the first time — entertaining anecdotes, political analysis, the dynamics of family relationships, and behind-the-scenes gossip, America's First Families offers the first up-close look at the families — from John and Abigail Adams in 1800 to Bill and Hillary Clinton — who have intrigued and entranced the American public for two centuries.

Carl Sferrazza Anthony opens the door to the world's most famous residence to reveal life as it was actually lived there. He takes readers into the heart of loyalties and estrangements, and the emotional pressures that politics brings to bear upon the forty White House families, from their arrivals to their "notices to vacate." Readers will enjoy an unprecedented tour of the previously unseen private rooms as used and decorated by each family. Revealed too are the personal proclivities of the presidents and how their families both sustained them through public crises and were used for political advantage. They'll get a firsthand look at the preparations for White House weddings and other occasions; meet the parents and children of the presidents — as well as eccentric relatives; and discover the patterns of working, resting, and relaxing that shaped the nuts and bolts of family life.

A magnificent combination of visual delights and insider information, America's First Families is an irresistible invitation to spend some time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"Synopsis" by , Published to coincide with the bicentennial of the White House, this lavishly illustrated, delightfully accessible book describes the everyday lives of America's "royal families" in the White House, from John and Abigail Adams in 1800 to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Index. 300 photos.
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