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The President's House 

The President's House (2003)
A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
A non fiction book by Margaret Truman

 
As Margaret Truman knows from firsthand experience, living in the White House can be exhilirating and maddening, alarming and exhausting - but it is certainly never dull. Part private residence, part goldfish bowl, and part national shrine, the White House is both the most important address in America and the most intensely scrutinized in this splendid blend of the personal and historic. Margaret Truman offers an unforgettable tour of "the president's house" across the span of two centuries.

Opened (though not finished) in 1800 and originally dubbed a "palace," the White House has been fascinating from day one. In Thomas Jefferson's day, it was a reeking construction site where congressmen complained of the hazards of open rubbish pits. Andrew Jackson's supporters, descending twenty thousand strong from the backwoods of Kentucky and Tennessee, nearly destroyed the place during his first inaugural. Teddy Roosevelt expanded it; Jackie Kennedy and Pat Nixon redecorated it. Through all the vicissitudes of its history, the White House has transformed the characters, and often the fates, of its powerful occupants.

In The President's House, Margaret Truman takes us behind the scenes, into the deepest recesses and onto the airiest balconies, as she reveals what it feels like to live in the White House. Here are hilarious stories of Teddy Roosevelt's rambunctious children tossing spitballs at presidential portraits - as well as a heartbreaking account of the tragedy that befell President Coolidge's young son, Calvin, Jr. Here, too, is the real story of the Lincoln Bedroom and the thrilling narrative of how First Lady Dolley Madison rescued a priceless portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence before British soldiers torched the White House in 1814.

From the basement swarming with reporters to the Situation Room crammed with sophisticated technology to the Oval Office where the president receives the world's leaders, the White House.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : Library Binding
Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present : the Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1442001097 / 9781442001091
Publisher:
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January 2005 : Library Binding
Title: President's House: 1800 to the Presentthe Secrets and History of the World'
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1417708794 / 9781417708796 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2003 : Hardback
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0345444523 / 9780345444523 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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November 2003 : Hardback
Title: The President's House (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0375433457 / 9780375433450 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Paperback Editions

October 2004 : Paperback
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0345472470 / 9780345472472 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2005 : Paperback
Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0345472489 / 9780345472489 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2003 : Audio CD
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593551622 / 9781593551629 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593352492 / 9781593352493 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593355203 / 9781593355203 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : Audio Cassette
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593551614 / 9781593551612 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : Audio Cassette
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593551061 / 9781593551063 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

November 2003 : Audio CD
Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1593551630 / 9781593551636 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: B000XUBC68
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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