Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House

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Quirk Books #ad - You’ll discover that:• teddy roosevelt was blinded in a white house boxing match• John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River• Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model• Warren G. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known,  politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: Which president claimed that God struck down Abraham Lincoln on purpose? How many of these folks were cheating on their spouses? And are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? American history was never this much fun in school!

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House #ad - Trump. This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U. S. Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Harding gambled with white house china when he ran low on cash• Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in GeorgiaWith chapters on everyone from George Washington to Donald Trump,  Secret Lives of the U.

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Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Women of the White House

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Quirk Books #ad - Did you know that. This revised and expanded edition from quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House, it comes complete with hundreds of little-known, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies. Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever.

Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Women of the White House #ad - . Dolley madison loved to chew tobacco • mary todd lincoln conducted séances on a regular basis • eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns • Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121, 000 on her wardrobe in a single year • Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios—her handle was “First Mama” And much, much more.

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First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - From activist wives eleanor roosevelt and hillary clinton to reluctant occupants bess Truman and Jacqueline Kennedy, who embraced their new address and status, to those such as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Madison, stumbled, and madcap debutante Alice Roosevelt, here is an unforgettable human portrait of our First Families and how they coped, or thrived in the national spotlight.

What is it like to be america's first family? in this wonderfully engaging book, probes two hundred years of American history to tell the story of real life within the White House walls—how presidents, children, their wives, Bonnie Angelo, Time correspondent and acclaimed author of First Mothers, and extended families worked to create a home in an imposing national monument while attempting to keep their private lives from the public domain.

First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives #ad - First families chronicles exhilarating moments as well as dark days at the nation's most famous address, domestic squabbles, with fascinating, gossipy love affairs, rollicking children, behind-the-headline accounts of picture-book weddings, and tragic deaths.

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Inside History of the White House: The Complete History of the Domestic and Official Life in Washington of the Nation's Presidents and Their Families 1908

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#ad - Vii. Etiquette and Precedence. Entertaining at the White House. Inaugurations — Lincoln to Roosevelt. Calling on the President. Child life at the President's House. Recreations of the Presidents. Early white House Hostesses. Romance of Nellie Grant. Notable visitors at the White House. Employes and Clerical Staff. The author writes: "This is Presidential Year.

Later white House Hostesses. Charities of the White House Tenants. Presidential Farewells to the White House. Presidential horses, Carriages and Stables XLVI. Romance of Alice Roosevelt. Xxvi. Xviii. Brides of the White House. Xliv. Later "first gentlemen" and Their Day's Work. Xix. Ii. Xxx. Sunday and the Bible at the White House.

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Memories of the White House: The Home Life of Our Presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt 1911

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#ad - Crook set his memoirs down on paper in the book Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. An intimate picture of the domestic side of life at the capital from the time of Lincoln to the close of Roosevelt's regime. It was he who brought the news to the embattled President that he had been acquitted in his impeachment trial in May 1868.

Crook tried to persuade the president not to attend a performance of the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater that night, or at least allow him to go along as an extra bodyguard, but Lincoln said he had promised his wife they would go. Grant became president, he appointed crook "executive clerk of the President of the United States" in 1870, and dispersing agent in 1877, the latter the position he would hold for the rest of his career.

On january 5, 1915, president woodrow wilson and the members of the White House staff celebrated his 50 years of service and presented him with a cane. Lincoln had told crook that he had been having dreams of himself being assassinated for three straight nights. Lincoln's son tad had a speech impediment and referred to Crook as "Took".

Memories of the White House: The Home Life of Our Presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt 1911 #ad - The assassination of lincoln and garfield, the impeachment of President Johnson, various weddings at the White House, were among the events which Colonel Crook recalled in his Memories of the White House. It is an informal, chatty narrative. The bookseller, 1911 William H. The entrance doors and all the doors on the Pennsylvania side of the mansion were open at all hours of the day and, often, very late into the evening.

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

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Quirk Books #ad - In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy king George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember?Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, slaveholders, soldiers, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them.

Rather than ask readers to believe that an 'assembly of demigods' Jefferson's words wrote the Constitution, Ms. If this raises the question of how exactly the miracle was accomplished, it should at least give readers some hope for our own seemingly uninspired political era. The wall Street Journal. Constitution"an extraordinarily fascinating study of America's lesser-known founding fathers alongside the more well-known ones, Signing Their Rights Today is a welcome and enthusiastically recommended contribution to public and college library shelves.

Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence #ad - Midwest book review Reviewer's Choice"The authors. Maintain a refreshing reverence for the Constitution itself. Kiernan and Mr. Some prospered and rose to the highest levels of United States government, while others had their homes and farms seized by British soldiers. Signer george wythe was poisoned by his nephew; button Gwinnett was killed in a duel; Robert Morris went to prison; Thomas Lynch was lost at sea; and of course Sam Adams achieved fame as a patriot/brewer.

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My 21 Years in the White House

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NightHawk Books #ad - Rockefeller, representatives, presidential cabinet members, senators, and Supreme Court Justices. They've got to eat, you know. Included are sample menus prepared for visiting heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries. We have a small part. As fields often told his staff, “. Remember that we are helping to make history.

He would also witness presidential decision-making at critical times in American history -- the attack on Pearl Harbor, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the desegregation of the military, and the outbreak of hostilities in Korea. Fields 1900-1994 began his employment at the white house in 1931, thomas Edison, and kept a journal of his meetings with the presidents and their families; he would also meet important people like Winston Churchill, Princess Elizabeth of England, John D.

My 21 Years in the White House #ad - . My 21 years in the white house, roosevelt, truman, is the fascinating account by Alonzo Fields of his service as head butler under 4 presidents: Hoover, first published in 1960, and Eisenhower. But they can't do much here without us.

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Thirty-six Years in the White House 1902

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#ad - Contents i — under president lincoln ii — under president johnson iii — under president grant iv — under president hayes v — under president garfield vi — under president arthur VII — Under President Cleveland VIII — Under President Harrison IX — Cleveland's Second Administration X— Under President McKinley XI — Furniture in Executive MansionOriginally published in 1902; reformatted for the Kindle; may contain an occasional imperfections; original spellings have been kept in place.

There was weeping and mourning all over the land. The squire was busy writing for some time. A book of recollections of a personal character that came under Mr. A roundsman said to us, "boys, you take a walk down Seventh Street, and if you see anything going on, take a hand in it. Just as we got opposite the patent Office, this Grady had assaulted, or rather was assaulting, a young fellow with a whip.

Thirty-six Years in the White House 1902 #ad - Pendel writes:"in 1861, the metropolitan police was established by Congress at the Capital, or 1862, and I made application for and received an appointment on the force. Take him to jail. On november 3, in the old city hall, sergeant john cronin, 1864, Andrew Smith, and myself were ordered to report at the First Precinct, Alfonso Dunn, at one o'clock in the afternoon.

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Reilly of the White House: Behind the Scenes with FDR

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Pathfinder Books #ad - His behind-the-scenes story—of those methods, of the hair-trigger emergencies, of the world-famous people he met; above all, of FDR—is even faster and even more unorthodox. It was on december 7th, 1941, that Mike Reilly took over the top Secret Service spot of guarding the President. The book details his security and protection measures for the President, the close-calls from those attempting to harm FDR, and his worldwide travels, including meetings of Roosevelt with Churchill, Stalin, and other world leaders.

His protection methods had to be fast and frequently unorthodox. Reilly of the white house, first published in 1947, is Michael Reilly's fascinating account of his tenure as head of the White House Secret Service detail for President Franklin D. It was al capone’s originally and it served until one of the big automobile companies made one specially and leased it to the President for one dollar a year.

. From that day on it was his business to protect the President from assassination which might come via guns, poison, bombs, daggers, fire, or the well-known blunt instrument. In order to get an armored car, for example—which the Constitution does not provide for—Mike had to borrow one from the Treasury Department.

Reilly of the White House: Behind the Scenes with FDR #ad - From the dust jacket: mike Reilly guarded, for four years, the number one Nazi target: FDR. This is the story of that stewardship, which ranged from buying White House groceries to standing behind a curtain with his gun trained on the middle button of a diplomat’s uniform. Reilly never left the President’s side.

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White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - An irreverent look at presidential foibles, and moral failureswere past presidents smarter, cheating, stealing, fibs, follies, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers.

Bush and barack obama, white house confidential will have you laughing and sometimes cursing! as you take a second look at the next occupant of the Oval Office. Dip into these pages to find out: which president was famous for being the richest man alive because of all his brilliant real estate deals? Which president was born in Canada, and was ineligible to hold the office of president? Which president caused some problems by trying to grow “strange herbs” in the White House garden? Which president often ordered White House staff to rub Vaseline into his scalp while he ate breakfast in bed? Which president often called his deputy chief of staff “Turd Blossom”?Updated with new material about many presidents including George W.

White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History #ad - Focusing on the qualities that never made it into White House press releases, the authors look at their sexual misdeeds and strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters.

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Life in a Medieval City Medieval Life Book 1

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages and is in the midst of a commercial revolution. The year is 1250 ce and the city is troyes, capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champagne Fairs—the “Hot Fair” in August and the “Cold Fair” in December. From acclaimed historians frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.

R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Evoking every aspect of city life in the middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Merchants and money men from all over Europe gather at Troyes to buy, borrow, and lend, sell, creating a bustling market center typical of the feudal era.

Life in a Medieval City Medieval Life Book 1 #ad - As the gieses take us through the day-to-day life of burghers, how financial transactions were conducted, how medieval cities were governed, we learn the customs and habits of lords and serfs, and what life was really like for a wide range of people. For serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating period, Life in a Medieval City remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship.

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