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The Resource The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara

The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara

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The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Title
The hidden White House
Title remainder
Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Statement of responsibility
Robert Klara
Title variation
Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Title variation remainder
Harry Truman and the reconstruction of Americas most famous residence
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1948, Harry Truman, President of the United States, almost fell through the ceiling of the Blue Room in a bathtub into a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A team of the nation's top architects was hastily assembled to inspect the White House, and upon seeing the state the old mansion was in, insisted the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed was the biggest home-improvement job the nation had ever seen."
Summary
The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable, and, until now, all but forgotten
Writing style
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10225763
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.3/042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
K55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Label
The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving day -- The Great White Jail -- The Porch -- "Like a ship at sea" -- The inspection -- The eviction -- The slow murder -- Wanted : home for President -- "The people want a new building" -- The verdict -- "Shoot it" -- The shovel in the earth -- Wreck it gently -- "We are no longer ahead" -- The hidden White House -- Twenty-seven rounds -- furniture, rugs, and draperies -- The tour -- Something to remember you by --"Every dollar must be saved" -- The General's burden -- Missing pieces -- "A race against time" -- Open house
Control code
20104828
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250000279
Lccn
2013020952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256862
Label
The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving day -- The Great White Jail -- The Porch -- "Like a ship at sea" -- The inspection -- The eviction -- The slow murder -- Wanted : home for President -- "The people want a new building" -- The verdict -- "Shoot it" -- The shovel in the earth -- Wreck it gently -- "We are no longer ahead" -- The hidden White House -- Twenty-seven rounds -- furniture, rugs, and draperies -- The tour -- Something to remember you by --"Every dollar must be saved" -- The General's burden -- Missing pieces -- "A race against time" -- Open house
Control code
20104828
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250000279
Lccn
2013020952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256862

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