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. I did not expect it to be "literature", and it wasn't, but it was entertaining. . The Residence is exactly what I expected. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. Please try again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Full of stories and … Decorated by Michael S. Smith for the Obamas, the White House’s private quarters are as worldly and relaxed as the family that calls them home. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, … The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower accessibility Books LIbrary as well as its powerful features, including thousands and thousands of title from favorite author, along with the capability to read or download hundreds of boos on your pc or … Please try again. Published: 2015-04-07 Hardcover : 320 pages. . America s First Families are unknowable in many ways. Follow @caronmlindsay. Condition: Like New Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2015. Book Review: The Residence: Inside the private world of the White House. America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. All Product Details. 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. 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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. The President Is Dead! Since the administration of George Washington (1789–97), who occupied presidential residences in New York and Philadelphia, every American president has resided at the White House. Part of the services like having the first family's preferred toothpaste(s) out and ready each evening - that reminded me of my reading about England's Royal Family. His love of action, the West, the issues of his day. . 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016. 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.. Who are those ushers and maids who scramble out of the way when journalists with cameras enter the room? I'm starting chapter 4 now. A Week in the White House with Theodore Roosevelt (Expanded, Annotated), Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. The Residence Inside the Private World of The White House, by Kate Andersen Brower (read 21 May 2019) This is 2015 book so it does not tell a thing about today's White House and has maybe been superseded by Bob Woodward's bool Fear: Trump in the White House, which I read 17 Nov 2018. Starting as Lincoln's bodyguard, Wm Crook spent 50 years at the White House in various roles. “This intimate portrait of what its like to take care of the first family is a compelling read. 3 members reading this now 30 clubs reading this now 3 members have read this book . Please try your request again later. 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. . 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. We are told the queen sleeps each night on sheets that have been washed exactly four times! . By: Kate Andersen Brower. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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. For the reason I just mentioned, Clintons and Obamas have more coverage. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower levels basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. By Caron Lindsay | Sun 14th August 2016 - 12:23 pm. This book felt like I was reading a series of disjointed anecdotes, with no specific timeline or subject matter. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president’s impeachment to the historic tenure of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House—and a new set of challenges to the fiercely loyal and hardworking people who serve them: the White House residence staff. Unable to add item to List. by Kate Andersen Brower . Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers—as well as former first ladies and first family members—Kate Andersen Brower, who covered President Obama's first term, offers a group portrait of the dedicated professionals who orchestrate lavish state dinners; stand ready during meetings with foreign dignitaries; care for the president and first lady's young children; and cater to every need the first couple may have, however sublime or, on occasion, ridiculous. Narrated by: Karen White. Full of stories and … Recommended to book clubs by 3 of 3 members. Read or Download Now http://popbooks.xyz/?book=0062305204Read The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House Ebook Free No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. disappointed the book stopped at 80% on my kindle, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2016. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. )The reader will quickly learn that presidents and their families come and go, but most staffers remain for long periods of time. Non-cohesive tidbits makes it hard to read, Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017. 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. Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020. . 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. And just as compelling are the stories of the workers themselves, including Storeroom Manager Bill Hamilton, who served eleven presidents over fifty-five years; Executive Housekeeper Christine Limerick, who married a fellow residence worker; Chief Usher Stephen Rochon, who became the first African American to hold the post; Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, who feuded fiercely with Executive Chef Walter Scheib; and Butler James Ramsey, who made friends with presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and whose spirit animated the White House through six administrations before his death in 2014. I liked the physical descriptions of "the house" as well as the numbers and variety of persons needed to keep it up. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Enjoyed this very much. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two young children. 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. . A touching story.”, A remarkable history with elements of both. 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. This is the inside story of the White House's two-story private residence for the first families--from the Eisenhowers to the Obamas. 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. Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2015. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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 … What a FASCINATING book! They work hard for perfection in everything they do. 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. 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. The reader gets whiplash bouncing between years, administrations, topics, and events. President Obama shares a look inside the First Family's home at the White House for the last 8 years. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Harper Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (March 8, 2016), Previous page of related Sponsored Products. 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. . Full of stories and … No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Download or stream The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower. 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. 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. Most remarkable thing is how long some of the staffers have worked at the White House - in some cases their entire working lives. The Restaurant (The Nantucket Restaurant series Book 1), The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. In her runaway bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world’s most famous address. 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 … It is not a tell-all book, but a collection of fond remembrances interspersed with architectural, floral, photographic, and food events. Americas First Families are unknowable in many ways. They are there to ensure their lives are comfortable and memorable. Keyword search for the residence : inside the private world of the white house: Filter Results: 2 titles sorted by : Relevance. . Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Though the idea of dates might seem superfluous as we creep towards Year Two of This Thing, I’d contend they’re more important than ever... Three Winter Dates to Do in Portland Right Now, Books That Got Us Through 2020: A Reading Retrospective. The White House: An Illustrated Architectural History. It’s a fascinating look at recent American history with bits of gossip and a … 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. Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2017. Written in a factual and not gossipy style - the reasons for which will become clear as you read the book. 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. Inside the Private World of the White House. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. 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. 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. 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. The Residence focuses on the staffers and their interactions with the families who have lived in the White House since the Kennedy administration. Not a book filled with heavy content, but a book filled with heart. . 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. Americas First Families are unknowable in many ways. Some ex-presidents come out way better than others in terms of interacting with the White House staff. In her runaway bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world’s most famous address. Something went wrong. Indeed, some staff members are second- and third-generation White House … 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. in Washington, D.C. Be the first to share your thoughts on this title! (There are brief mentions of the Franklin Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations. A fun read. ISBN10: 0062305190 Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2018. It would have been much more enjoyable with a little organization. A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an … . 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. 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. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three young children. . It generally is not going to expense too much. It was a great snapshot into different moments in history. In her runaway bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world's most famous address. The White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families. 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Inside The White House Private Residence of the Obama Family Architectural Digest was given a tour of the relaxed private family quarters at the White House of the Obamas. They represent the most notorious house in our nation and they do it with strength and pride. Now, for the first time, their stories of fifty years, ten administrations, and countless crises, large and small, are told in The Residence. 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. A fascinating backstage account of the world’s most famous residence.”—Judy Woodruff, anchor, PBS NewsHour and former White House Correspondent for NBC News. 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 … They see the leaders and their families in a different light. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Indeed, it can be enjoy, still an interesting and amazing literature. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. . 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. For example, chapter 1, "Controlled Chaos" should just be called "Inaugurations" since it is stories from various inaugurations. However, how difficult would it have been to put them in chronological order? Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss. How does the staff keep that mansion running smoothly? While giving in-depth and fascinating accounts, the book meanders over the same topics, chapter after chapter. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. lady’s young children; and cater to every need the first couple may have, however sublime or, on occasion, ridiculous. Not quite finished reading this book yet, easy read, not heavy, enjoying it. The outline of the book is not chronological, but event based. 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. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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