The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House


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A remarkable history with elements of both In the Presidentu2019s 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.

Americau2019s 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.

These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansionu2019s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors du2019oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower levelu2019s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.

Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff membersu2014many speaking for the first timeu2014with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedyu2019s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husbandu2019s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixonu2019s resignation and President Clintonu2019s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

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