Inside the White House: Stories From the World's Most Famous Residence

By Noel Grove

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National Geographic partners with the White House Historical Association to present this fascinating and comprehensive overview of the nation's first house. Compelling stories -- some never before told -- bring the White House to life for history buffs, patriots, and fans of Americana.

In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home, featuring never-before-published stories and photographs. Discover what makes the White House tick -- from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture to the staff to the first families -- in chapters organized by theme. Learn fascinating details of who runs this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes lists of White House first families, selected menus from state dinners, sample schedules of various Presidents, plus historic memorabilia and a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House -- some never-before-seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.