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Hardcover NonFiction

The Residence - by Kate Anderson Brower

A remarkable history with elements of both In the Presidentís Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

Americaís First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedyís private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husbandís assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixonís resignation and President Clintonís impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.