The hidden history of the White House

power struggles scandals and defining moments
Corey Mead ; [foreword by Kate Andersen Brower]
Book - 2024

For more than two centuries, the White House in Washington, DC, has been the stage for some of the most dramatic scenes in American history. Its walls and portraits have witnessed fierce power struggles, world-altering decisions, shocking scandals, and unforgettable meetings. In the signature style of the popular American History Tellers podcast, A View from the White House places listeners in the point of view of the historical figures-power brokers and everyday Americans, alike, who lived through such pivotal events as: Andrew Jackson's disastrous 1829 inauguration, when a populist mob overran and trashed the White House; Woodrow Wilson's stroke, which led to his wife Edith serving as a shadow president during the final months of his administration; Abraham Lincoln's clandestine journey to Washington to dodge an assassination plot on the eve of the Civil War; Winston Churchill's wartime sojourn at the White House, during which he and FDR developed plans to defeat Germany; and Barack Obama's decision to green-light the daring Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mead, Corey (Author)
Other Authors: Brower, Kate Andersen
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]
Edition:First edition.
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