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Hardcover An Invitation To The White House : At Home With History Book

ISBN: 0684857995

ISBN13: 9780684857992

An Invitation To The White House : At Home With History

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Book Overview

This is a book about the life of the White House, its cultural and political history and its importance to Americans. There is a look at the Clinton residency with views of state dinners and recitals. It includes over 300 photographs, menus and recipes from the kitchen.

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Beautiful book!

This book exceeded my expectations, I found it to be full of photographs which are simply wonderful, composed and executed beautifully, each telling a story. A fascinating glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes, as well as the time the President and Mrs. Clinton, and sometimes their daughter, spent with guests from around the world, and also included are some candid views of everyday life in the White House. The last chapter includes a generous sampling of recipes from White House dinners. All of Mrs. Clinton's proceeds are donated to the White House Historical Association, and hopefully the great restoration work will continue for years to come.

None better than this

For many of us, the White House is a fascinating topic. There are never enough books to read. Hillary Rodham Clinton has given what I love to see: a book that is genuinely democratic, that is, featuring the butlers and stolling musicians alongside the statesmen and superstars (even to giving us the names of tree-decorating volunteers shown in the photographs). Like no other book on the President's House, this one makes it clear that this is the people's house. Of course it is much more. Within my lifetime it has become a magnificent museum of American History. And take note, not just an archive: the book clearly indicates that visitors will see objects received as the legacy of previous presidents and their families. I remember my once-only walk tour of the White House. It went so fast! While many rooms are a kind of blur, I will never forget leaving by the front door and walking down the curved drive to the street! What a rush. If you can't get to Washington or don't know the president well enough to get his personal guided tour, Mrs. Clinton's book is the next best thing.

A Photo Treat

This is the ultimate book for those interested in the lifestyles of the rich and powerful, but who can't afford a personal tour of the White House. Here you get a detailed photo tour of the most important house in the world, and what it takes to host events of world-influencing magnitude. No detail is spared in this marvelous peek inside the private life of the first family.

Stunning Book

Hillary Clinton (with the help of many others) has assembled a beautiful and fascinating account of entertainment inside the White House. You get a birds eye view of the preparations for a state dinner and for Christmas. This book makes it almost seem like you are there. That sales benefit the trsut that supports White House preservation and development is an added bonus.

What a beautiful book!

Mrs. Clinton and her staff have complied the most beautiful book ever regarding the social events at The White House! The pictures and copies of menus are marvelous! This is a must for anyone interested in what goes on to prepare for some of the most important events hosted by the White House and First Family! Unfortunately, it is not logistically possible for all of America to be invited to a White House event...but here we get to see exactly what it looks like! This beautifully illustrated piece has captured the grace and elegance of The White House. For a two hundred year old house...it never looked better! :-) Thanks to Mrs. Clinton and the entire White House staff for letting us see your world! What an exciting life it must be!
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