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eBook The President's House ePub

by William Seale

  • ISBN: 0912308281
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: William Seale
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society (1986)
  • Pages: 1224
  • ePub book: 1762 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1521 kb
  • Other: txt docx lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 307

Description

William Seale is an American historian and author whose work focuses on historical writing and the restoration of historic . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of William Seale's books.

William Seale is an American historian and author whose work focuses on historical writing and the restoration of historic American buildings, notably s. .

The President's House book. Some events, such as the burning of the White House by British invaders in 1814, are given considerable attention, but even presidencies considered fairly obscure today are portrayed. It seems that every president has made some contribution, lasting or not, to the house’s history. The President's House would make a fine present for someone who loves reading history. He attended Southwestern University in Texas and completed his P. at Duke University in North Carolina.

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His books include, The President’s House: A History, 2 vols.

William Seale was an American historian and author. He attended Southwestern University (BA 1961) and Duke University (MA 1964 and PhD 1965). He taught for several years at Lamar University, the University of Houston, the University of South Carolina, and Columbia University. His books include, The President’s House: A History, 2 vols.

The President's House has served William & Mary over the years as more than the official residence of the president. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was not uncommon to find students or faculty members living with the president's family

The President's House has served William & Mary over the years as more than the official residence of the president. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was not uncommon to find students or faculty members living with the president's family. Following the Civil War, when the Wren Building had been badly damaged by fire, W&M library and scientific apparatus were stored in the house, and a wing (later demolished) was added for the accommodation of professors and, later, students

Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 1058-1068) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (v.

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The President's House. Published by Thriftbooks. William Seale has put together an excellent historical perspective of the history of the White House, including it's construction, reconstruction, and many renovations. com User, 19 years ago. Often, history is written in broad sweep narratives that can be static and boring to the reader. Although William Seale wrote more than 1,000 pages on the history of the White House, you can be assured that there is nothing static or boring about these volumes.

hardcovers in slipcase

Comments

Jonariara Jonariara
I was at first intimidated by the size of this writing. But I needed a comprehensive history of the White House for a paper I was giving.
Not only did it have everything I needed, but it is an amazing book of our political history, too. Although sometimes tedious with the minute details, the 2 volumn history is able to keep the readers attention as it takes the reader from the political maneuvering for the location, through all the numerous renovations, with the White House funding used as a pawn for political rivals. Highly recommend if you love politics and history.
Arakus Arakus
I really can't say enough about these books. Mr. Seale has made the White House history interesting and enjoyable for everyone. Don't let the size of these volumes put you off; they are full of surprising and informative chapters, and you will be hooked from the first chapter. Highly recommended!
RuTGamer RuTGamer
For anyone interested in the origination and continuance of the White House, your library isn't complete without this history. Although sometimes it can seem a bit 'wordy and tedious' it contains all of the pertinent facts you could ever want. The only reason I didn't add the 5th star is because the volumes could have MANY more photographs to help decipher the text when describing the remodels, rebuilding, redecoration, etc. Without the extensive photographs that do exist, it can get a tad confusing. Other than that, I loved it!
Meztisho Meztisho
The friend who had the "Women of the West" from the OLD WEST series had the first volume and really liked it. It was only suitable to get him the whole set as a "thank you" gift for putting up with us on our Arizona visit. He's called to say it arrived in good order, and he's anticipating enjoying it. I haven't seen it, but he said it's in a slipcase and in excellent condition.
Wal Wal
Did you know that George Washington, who never lived in the White House, actually surveyed the site to find the best location? Americans have a great many symbols, such as our flag and our monuments. But the White House is the complete personification of our entire history. There are many stories in that house - the people's house. And there are many stories in this double-volume set.
History buffs will be entranced. It's like a Harry Potter book - you enjoy the story and don't want it to end. And - if we can continue to make democracy work - it won't have to end. We have many freedoms to protect, and, as the bumper sticker says - "Freedom is not free". Hopefully, there will eventually be Volumes 3 and 4!!
Otrytrerl Otrytrerl
I'm still reading this & enjoying it. Everything you could possibly want or need to know about the White House, from the gardens, trees, tableware, visitors & the presidents. If interested in American history it is a must.
Faugami Faugami
I first read volume 1 of this 2 book set of the history of the White House while on vacation in Florida over 20 years ago. I have since searched continually for the set......even searching on Amazon. I was so excited to see it finally pop up on Amazon....and immediately ordered my set. It is a PRIZE! It contains a very detailed history of the house itself, with all the changes it went through from the beginning, but also the story of all the First Families who have lived there up to and including President George Herbert Walker Bush. I could hardly put it down, but the way it is written...lends itself to occasional reading! I hightly recommend it! It is a treasure!
Having long been a student of the White House this is the definitivie volumn set. I actually had this set once before but it was destroyed when my basement flooded. Easily readable and beautifully bound.