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The President's House

(2003)
A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
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As Margaret Truman knows from firsthand experience, living in the White House can be exhilirating and maddening, alarming and exhausting - but it is certainly never dull. Part private residence, part goldfish bowl, and part national shrine, the White House is both the most important address in America and the most intensely scrutinized in this splendid blend of the personal and historic. Margaret Truman offers an unforgettable tour of "the president's house" across the span of two centuries.

Opened (though not finished) in 1800 and originally dubbed a "palace," the White House has been fascinating from day one. In Thomas Jefferson's day, it was a reeking construction site where congressmen complained of the hazards of open rubbish pits. Andrew Jackson's supporters, descending twenty thousand strong from the backwoods of Kentucky and Tennessee, nearly destroyed the place during his first inaugural. Teddy Roosevelt expanded it; Jackie Kennedy and Pat Nixon redecorated it. Through all the vicissitudes of its history, the White House has transformed the characters, and often the fates, of its powerful occupants.

In The President's House, Margaret Truman takes us behind the scenes, into the deepest recesses and onto the airiest balconies, as she reveals what it feels like to live in the White House. Here are hilarious stories of Teddy Roosevelt's rambunctious children tossing spitballs at presidential portraits - as well as a heartbreaking account of the tragedy that befell President Coolidge's young son, Calvin, Jr. Here, too, is the real story of the Lincoln Bedroom and the thrilling narrative of how First Lady Dolley Madison rescued a priceless portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence before British soldiers torched the White House in 1814.

From the basement swarming with reporters to the Situation Room crammed with sophisticated technology to the Oval Office where the president receives the world's leaders, the White House.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present : the Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-4420-0109-7 / 978-1-4420-0109-1 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: President's House: 1800 to the Presentthe Secrets and History of the World'
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-4177-0879-4 / 978-1-4177-0879-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The President's House (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0-375-43345-7 / 978-0-375-43345-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0-345-44452-3 / 978-0-345-44452-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0-345-47248-9 / 978-0-345-47248-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 0-345-47247-0 / 978-0-345-47247-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-5113-6277-4 / 978-1-5113-6277-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-5012-8880-6 / 978-1-5012-8880-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: President's House, The(Unbr.)(CD)
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59355-162-2 / 978-1-59355-162-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59335-249-2 / 978-1-59335-249-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59335-520-3 / 978-1-59335-520-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59355-106-1 / 978-1-59355-106-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59355-161-4 / 978-1-59355-161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
ISBN: 1-59355-163-0 / 978-1-59355-163-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home
Author(s): Margaret Truman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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