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Best Little Stories from the White House

ISBN: 9781402273704

By: C. Brian Kelly

Published: 08/01/2012

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Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best Little Stories from the White House, author C. Brian Kelly takes us on a tour of the White House's fascinating history, giving us a glimpse of the most memorable presidential moments:

Theodore Roosevelt 's children once snuck their pony upstairs in the White House elevator to cheer up their sick brother.

Winston Churchill once suffered a minor heart episode while struggling with a stuck window in the White House.

John Quincy Adams was known to skinny-dip in the Potomac.

Woodrow Wilson liked to chase up and down the White House corridors playing "rooster fighting" with his daughter Nellie.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue: White House Under the Gun

How It All Began

Nineteenth Century

But First This Footnote

And Now, Bless This House

First to Come, First to Go

Boardinghouse Manners

Daily Mission Accomplished

Joe and Edy Saga

Discovery Corps

Looted, Burned…Gone

White Lodge Visited

Early Social Doings

Skinny-Dipper

Chippewa Revenge

White House Honeymoon

"Royal Pup" Chastised

Prophetic Words Repeated

A Most Rowdy Party

Horses

Dolley's Black Benefactor

Old Compatriot's Visit

Violent Reaction

Dinner with Old Hickory

A Most Famous Tree

Three Days of Oratory

Steppingstone President

"Mrs. Presidentress"

Busy, Busy, Too Busy

Midcentury Melodrama

Slaves in the Attic

End to an Affair

Lincoln's Farewell to Herndon

Lincoln Escapes a Trap

Reportage at Close Quarters

Early Blow for Lincoln

Writing the Great Document

Honest Man at Gettysburg

"This Damned Old House"

Ugly Fellow Encountered

Lincoln and Stanton

Persistent Bodyguard

Ford Theatre Aftermath

For the Record

Public Audience Room

Crusade Sabotaged

Rebel in the House

President…in Secret

Workers All

Drama Behind a Desk

Collaborators

Dire Events Flared

Fit for Clerks

Sickroom Cooled

Roaring Crowd

Bachelor Status Ended

A Most Courageous Patient

Progress Report

Born There

Wedded There

Died There

Twentieth Century

Auspicious Change

"Doing Nothing"

Controversy Over Dinner

Alice's Bad Idol

Wretched Little Sofa

High-Toned Ball

Silver Jubilee

Hooting at Owls

"Looked Like a Dead Man"

Alice's "Majicks"

Another View on Wilson

Boy with Message

"You Yellow Rat!"

Funeral Train

Coolidge's Favorite Prank

Dancing in the Moonlight

Bookends

Oval Office Gutted

Herbert the Modern

Fishing Was His Passion

"Get That Father Out of Jail!"

One Dread Moment

Man Reclining on Bed

Outlaw of Falahill

Wartime White House

Guests from the Street

More of Progress

Visiting Mothers

Happy Days Afloat

Unofficial Annex

White House Visit

Harry Homebody

Buzzing the White House

A Swim in the Potomac

Poker Players, Do Your Duty

Passing the Baton

Early Presidential Crisis

New Boss in Town

Sentimental Evenings

Presidential Spy Plane

Press Conference Tactics

Jackie's Painful Tour

Freedom at Last!

Jackie to the Rescue

JFK Misses Lunch

Rose Garden Created

1:00 p.m. in Dallas

Transition in Dallas

Long, Long Wait

Nickel-Plated Shovel

Locked Out

All the Way with LBJ

Telephonitis in the White House

Piece of Paper Misplaced

"Good to Be Home"

Hardly Anyone Knew Her

Nixon Resigns

Musical Office Spaces

Public Housing

Unfit for a Queen

Life After the White House

Day in the Life of…

Two-Stepping at the White House

Bungee Jump with No Rope

Anger in Stages

Impeachment Proceedings

Twenty-first Century

"We're at War"

"Mr. President," Said Each

New Life for a Senator

Gym Rat

Thrill for a White House Butler

Leavetakings

First Ladies in Review

The First Ladies

Acknowledgments and Further Readings

The Presidents and Their Terms

The First Ladies

Authors' Note

About the Authors

Excerpt

Prologue:
White House Under the Gun
2001

WHEN TERRORISTS TOOK DOWN THE World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and even more hijacked airliners still could be headed for t

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 19.97 oz
Page Count: 416 pages

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