No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. In her runaway bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world’s most famous address. Through Five Administrations: Inside the White House with Presidents Lincoln, Johns... McKinley, Murder and the Pan-American Exposition: A History of the Presidential Ass... Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. . News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, … Still reading this but so far love it. 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. The All Good Books club will discuss The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower at 7:00 PM this Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Community of Christ church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS) in the Church Library. 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. Categories: Biographies & Memoirs , Politics & Activism. They see the leaders and their families in a different light. It’s a fascinating look at recent American history with bits of gossip and a … It lifts the mystery of the First families and brings them into perspective as people who face family challenges, hardships, and who work hard to make the best of being in the public eye every waking second. Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2015. . . Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence, First Women—also a New York Times bestseller—and First in Line. While giving some of the most in-depth and fascinating accounts of serving in the White House, the book meanders back and forth with its various topics. Americas First Families are unknowable in many ways. The Kennedys—from intimate glimpses of their marriage to the chaotic days after JFK's assassination, The Johnsons—featuring the bizarre saga of LBJ's obsession with the White House plumbing, The Nixons—including Richard Nixon's unexpected appearance in the White House kitchen the morning he resigned, The Reagans—from a fire that endangered Ronald Reagan late in his second term to Nancy's control of details large and small, The Clintons—whose private battles, marked by shouting matches and flying objects, unsettled residence workers, The Obamas—who danced to Mary J. Blige on their first night in the White House. “This intimate portrait of what its like to take care of the first family is a compelling read. Indeed, it can be enjoy, still an interesting and amazing literature. Kate Andersen Brower spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. Interior designer Michael S. Smith worked with the curator of the White House, William Allman, to ensure the decor stays within the elegant traditions of the White House while adding stylish contemporary elements. . Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers--as well as conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents--Brower offers a group portrait of the dedicated … An intimate look at greatness. Be the first to share your thoughts on this title! Recommended to book clubs by 3 of 3 members. Starting as Lincoln's bodyguard, Wm Crook spent 50 years at the White House in various roles. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Condition: Like New in Washington, D.C. Americas First Families are unknowable in many ways. The White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families. . . It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. A remarkable history with elements of both In the Presidents 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. It is not a tell-all book, but a collection of fond remembrances interspersed with architectural, floral, photographic, and food events. Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can always find a schedule of upcoming book discussions at allbooksclub.wordpress. 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. America's first families are among the most private public figures on earth. Occasionally there is an attempt to group them, such as "children", but then other stories about presidential children are scattered throughout the rest of the book as well. In her runaway bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world’s most famous address. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. However, how difficult would it have been to put them in chronological order? 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. All Product Details. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For the book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower managed to elicit stories from employees who witnessed the loneliness of … Some ex-presidents come out way better than others in terms of interacting with the White House staff. The Residence NPR coverage of The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. White House, the office and residence of the president of the United States at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. This book felt like I was reading a series of disjointed anecdotes, with no specific timeline or subject matter. 4.1 out of 5 stars. This is the inside story of the White House's two-story private residence for the first families--from the Eisenhowers to the Obamas. His memoir of that time is a fascinating insider's tale. 1. It would have been much more enjoyable with a little organization. Enjoyed this very much. It generally is not going to expense too much. FRDHYOIBOPRE // Doc ~ The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House Filesize: 9.23 MB Reviews This publication will be worth purchasing. Inside the Private World of the White House. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Who are those ushers and maids who scramble out of the way when journalists with cameras enter the room? Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins. A Week in the White House with Theodore Roosevelt (Expanded, Annotated), Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. I found the anecdotes fascinating and well-researched. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I wish I could have used the x-ray feature because I kept forgetting who the various members of staff were and what they did. Non-cohesive tidbits makes it hard to read, Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017. America s First Families are unknowable in many ways. By: Kate Andersen Brower. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016. The outline of the book is not chronological, but event based. 4.1 (1,924 ratings) Add to Cart failed. A nonfiction book that combines archival research and interviews with retired White House staff to show readers what goes on behind the scenes at the White House. Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home, Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies, First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies, Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, Inside the White House: Stories From the World's Most Famous Residence, In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect, The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home, “A revealing look at life inside the White House…it’s. A fascinating backstage account of the worlds most famous residence.”, “A revealing look at life inside the White House…its, “A juicy new book. I did not expect it to be "literature", and it wasn't, but it was entertaining. Narrated by: Karen White. Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020. Whether youre a political or history junkie or devoted, “Superbly reported. The Residence focuses on the staffers and their interactions with the families who have lived in the White House since the Kennedy administration. Now, for the first time, their stories of fifty years, ten administrations, and countless crises, large and small, are told in The Residence. The Residence. She is a CNN contributor who covered the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. ISBN10: 0062305190 To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Interesting to read about the backstairs workers in the WH. More often than not, we hear stories about administrative White House staffers. President Obama shares a look inside the First Family's home at the White House for the last 8 years. A few other reviewers have said they didn't like the fact that the book jumps from one president to the other but I think it works well with the stories centred around themes and events.. Her book provides a day-to-day look at the lives of maids, butlers, maitre d's, ushers, and chefs, as well as at their interactions with the presidents, first ladies, … It is a very interesting read. . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2018. Published: 2015-04-07 Hardcover : 320 pages. . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 27, 2016. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower 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. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. For the reason I just mentioned, Clintons and Obamas have more coverage. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Very light weight, disappointed the book stopped at 80% on my kindle, the rest made up of acknowledgements and a few small photographs. The author well-researched her information, but just due to passing years and availability of the staff, we are pretty much limited to the Carters, Regans, Bushes (2), Clintons, and Obamas. . The President Is Dead! .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. They represent the most notorious house in our nation and they do it with strength and pride. Keyword search for the residence : inside the private world of the white house: Filter Results: 2 titles sorted by : Relevance. Still reading this but so far love it. Indeed, some staff members are second- and third-generation White House … 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. 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. Not a book filled with heavy content, but a book filled with heart. In the voices of the residence workers themselves—sometimes wry, often affectionate, always gracious and proud—here are stories of. Please try again. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. What a FASCINATING book! Journalist Brower, who spent four years covering the White House for Bloomberg News, explores the personal lives of American presidential families using stories from people who connect with them on a regular basis—the White House domestic staff. The White House: An Illustrated Architectural History. A fascinating backstage account of the world’s most famous residence.”—Judy Woodruff, anchor, PBS NewsHour and former White House Correspondent for NBC News. Book Review: The Residence: Inside the private world of the White House. Follow @caronmlindsay. 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 lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three young children. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers—as well as conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents—Brower offers a group … 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. )The reader will quickly learn that presidents and their families come and go, but most staffers remain for long periods of time. While giving in-depth and fascinating accounts, the book meanders over the same topics, chapter after chapter. Please try your request again later. I am impressed with the fidelity and loyalty of the White House staff and at the same time perplexed at what feels like a bit much to an average person like myself. Not quite finished reading this book yet, easy read, not heavy, enjoying it. No one understands the president of the United States, and his family, like the men and women who make the White House run every day. Yes, FASCINATING in all caps. Please try again. Roosevelt talking about Lincoln, Washington, and...Roosevelt. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two young children. Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2018. Most remarkable thing is how long some of the staffers have worked at the White House - in some cases their entire working lives. The Residence is exactly what I expected. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. They work hard for perfection in everything they do. . From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedys private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husbands assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixons resignation and President Clintons impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House. Working tirelessly to provide impeccable service and earning the trust and undying admiration of each new first family, these extraordinary White House workers served every day in the midst of history—and lived to tell the tales. Harper Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (March 8, 2016), Previous page of related Sponsored Products. There isn't any juicy gossip to be had here because the White House Staff are fiercely loyal to the first families, however it does give a fascinating insight into life in the big house. It was a great snapshot into different moments in history. 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