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The Residence Very appropriate to finish this book on the eve of a significant transition of new leadership Shall I put the words new leadership in quotations Perhaps I cried at the beginning of this book for how much the first families and staff respected the White House, and cried at the end of this book for what might be lost these next four years So much detail So much respect for the House, the leadership, the office and the first families A fascinating perspective, as told by the many employees Very appropriate to finish this book on the eve of a significant transition of new leadership Shall I put the words new leadership in quotations Perhaps I cried at the beginning of this book for how much the first families and staff respected the White House, and cried at the end of this book for what might be lost these next four years So much detail So much respect for the House, the leadership, the office and the first families A fascinating persp There are so many fascinating and wonderful stories in this book I have been worrying my brain over which ones to tell.This book is about the people who lived and worked in the White House from the Kennedy s to the Obama s It s not a gossipy tell all about the first families although there are some very riveting tales about certain Presidents and First Ladies It s mostly about the members of the staff and their utter devotion to their work A devotion that left many in the staff divorced The There are so many fascinating and wonderful stories in this book I have been worrying my brain over which ones to tell.This book is about the people who lived and worked in the White House from the Kennedy s to the Obama s It s not a gossipy tell all about the first families although there are some very riveting tales about certain Presidents and First Ladies It s mostly about the members of the staff and their utter devotion to their work A devotion that left many in the A Remarkable History With Elements Of Both In The President S Secret Service And The Butler, The Residence Offers An Intimate Account Of The Service Staff Of The White House, From The Kennedys To The Obamas.America S First Families Are Unknowable In Many Ways No One Has Insight Into Their True Character Like The People Who Serve Their Meals And Make Their Beds Every Day Full Of Stories And Details By Turns Dramatic, Humorous, And Heartwarming, The Residence Reveals Daily Life In The White House As It Is Really Lived Through The Voices Of The Maids, Butlers, Cooks, Florists, Doormen, Engineers, And Others Who Tend To The Needs Of The President And First Family.These Dedicated Professionals Maintain The Six Floor Mansion S 132 Rooms, 35 Bathrooms, 28 Fireplaces, Three Elevators, And Eight Staircases, And Prepare Everything From Hors D Oeuvres For Intimate Gatherings To Meals Served At Elaborate State Dinners Over The Course Of The Day, They Gather In The Lower Level S Basement Kitchen To Share Stories, Trade Secrets, Forge Lifelong Friendships, And Sometimes Even Fall In Love.Combining Incredible First Person Anecdotes From Extensive Interviews With Scores Of White House Staff Members Many Speaking For The First Time With Archival Research, Kate Andersen Brower Tells Their Story She Reveals The Intimacy Between The First Family And The People Who Serve Them, As Well As Tension That Has Shaken The Staff Over The Decades From The Housekeeper And Engineer Who Fell In Love While Serving President Reagan To Jackie Kennedy S Private Moment Of Grief With A Beloved Staffer After Her Husband S Assassination To The Tumultuous Days Surrounding President Nixon S Resignation And President Clinton S Impeachment Battle, The Residence Is Full Of Surprising And Moving Details That Illuminate Day To Day Life At The White House. I recently read JB West s memoir of life as the chief usher in the White House for Presidents FDR Nixon briefly I eagerly picked up The Residence hoping for a continuation of that.In many ways, that is what I got This is a sort of collective memoir of the domestic staff of the White House for Presidents JFK Obama.The thing is, though This book was sort of a mess I really enjoyed all the accounts of White House life It was very unique to weave so many stories together But the organi I recently read JB West s memoir of life as the chief usher in the White House for Presidents FDR Nixon briefly I eagerly picked up The Residence hoping for a continuation of that.In many ways, that is what I got This is a sort of collective memoir of the domestic staff of the White House for Presidents JFK Obama.The thing is, though This book was sort of a mess I really enjoyed all the accounts of White House life It was very unique to weave so many stories together But the organization was sort of a disaster Instead of doing a chapter or two per president which I was expecting , this tried to chronologically through a presidency s various stages There was a chapter all about the presidents all moving into the White House and the transition periods, but the stories were all mixed together It went from Obama to Johnson to Clinton, etc I was hoping for something a bitcohesive.But still definitely worth I am an avid consumer of politics and information about our 44 presidents When I discovered this book written by Kate Andersen Brower, I knew it would be a fascinating read Ms Brower gathered material for this book by combing the archives and by interviewing scores of White House staff members The anecdotes revealed through these interviews were funny and poignant and even sad and I realized that the stories Ms Brower obtained were no small feat as it became clear that the most cherished a I am an avid consumer of politics and information about our 44 presidents When I discovered this book written by Kate Andersen Brower, I knew it would be a fascinating read Ms Brower gathered material for this book by combing the archives and by interviewing scores of White House staff members The anecdotes revealed through these interviews were funny and poignant and even sad and I realized that the stories Ms Brower obtained were no small feat as it became clear that the most cherished and mandatory characteristic of all who labor in the White House is loyalty loyalty to their jobs and most of all, loyalty to the traditions of that institution we treasure the White House.This book is crammed with facts about the White House the physical structure itself and the inner workings and glimpses of the pr At first this book appears to be nothingthan what you could get on an hour long PBS special, but after a slow start it does begin to reveal several interesting tidbits about both the first families and what working in the White House is really like I gathered that there is usually a strict code of silence between the White House staff and the outside world, which often persists until long after they retire They talk to almost no one, but many of them spoke to this author, that alone make At first this book appears to be nothingthan what you could get on an hour long PBS special, but after a slow start it does begin to reveal several interesting tidbits about both the first families and what working in the White House is really like I gathered that there is usually a strict code of silence between the White H Entertaining indeed, this was an intriguing peek at goings on in the White House over several recent administrations As the author successfully interviewed numerous staff members, she was able to provide a surprisingly human perspective on many towering familiar public figures Although the workers behind the scenes are fiercely discrete and must be by nature , bits were divulged, sometimes years later, which are very telling Particularly fascinating to me was what was Thoroughly enjoyed this book Very, very interesting and informative Enjoyed the insight into how the Presidents and first families treated, and interacted with the White House staff, and how staff felt about them, and why they felt the way they did.It is amazing what all is required from staff, and the hours they put in They are not paid even close to what they deserve to be paid.I was also surprised to learn that the First Family pays for all their groceries out of their own money, except fo Thoroughly enjoyed this book Very, very interesting and informative Enjoyed the insight into how the Presidents and first families treated, and interacted with the White House staff, and how staff felt about them, and why they felt the way they did.It is amazing what all is required from staff, and the hours they put in They are not paid even close to what they deserve to be paid.I was also surprised to learn that the First Family pa This book was an interesting read, but the author hopped all over the place when telling stories so it was hard to follow A couple of times, I felt I had already read the same story Having said that, I en This was on my library s featured new books shelf so I picked it up on a whim Rather to my surprise I polished it off in an evening and really enjoyed it It s all about life in the White House as seen through the eyes of the incredibly dedicated, hard working staff who make the beds, dust the thousands of museum pieces, pack the immaculately laundered shirts, lay out the suits, fix and serve the meals from state dinners to chili at 2 AM and cater to the whims of Presidents, First Ladies and This was on my library s featured new books shelf so I picked it up on a whim Rather to my surprise I polished it off in an evening and really enjoyed it It s all about life in the White House as seen through the eyes of the incredibly dedicated, hard working staff who make the beds, dust the thousands of museum pieces, pack the immaculately laundered shirts, lay out the suits, fix and serve the meals from state dinners to chili at 2 AM and cater to the whims of Presidents, First Ladies and their families Brower is a veteran Washington reporter who first became aware of the staff s largely invisible inner world when she was invited to a luncheon in the intimate Old Family Dining Room The elegantly dressed butlers with gleaming silver trays struck her as so very Downton A


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