Why this book?
The President’s House is marvelous two-volume work that is the most comprehensive history ever written about the White House. The book starts with the laying of the cornerstone, all the way through the Truman Renovation. The author writes the detailed history in the style of a page-turning novel! I had the honor of meeting the author, Dr. William Seale, during my first week working in the White House Usher's Office in 1986, a great guy!
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
This compelling book in two rich volumes chronicles the unique continuum of the White House through American history and its human story as a home to the presidents and their families. The reader experiences the many facets of life in the seat of presidential power, the etiquette, politics, architecture and decor, landscaping, cuisine, and all that make up the setting of the presidency.