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The Hidden White House

Harry Truman And The Reconstruction Of America's Most Famous Residence

By Robert author Klara

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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2013

ISBN

9781250000279


Format: Book
Author: Klara, Robert author
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence / Robert Klara.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 20th century. Public buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Isbn: 9781250000279 (hardcover) 1250000270 (hardcover) 1250000270 9781250000279
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System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 975.3042 Kla
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Bib Id: 454857

Format: Book
Author: Klara, Robert author.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence / Robert Klara.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: viii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Subjects: White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Public buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-358) and index.
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.
LCCN: 2013020952
ISBN: 9781250000279 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250000270 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250000270
ISBN: 9781250000279
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 975.3042 Kla