The Hidden History of the White House

Power Struggles, Scandals, and Defining Moments

by Corey Mead

On Sale: 06/04/2024

The Hidden History of the White House

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The Hidden History of the White House

Power Struggles, Scandals, and Defining Moments

by Corey Mead

On Sale: 06/04/2024

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About the Book

Presented by the hit podcast American History Tellers, The Hidden History of the White House reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of some of the most dramatic events in American history—set right inside the house where it happened

For more than two centuries, the White House in Washington, DC, has been the stage for some of the most climactic moments in American history. Its walls and portraits have witnessed fierce power struggles, history-altering decisions, shocking scandals, and intimate moments among the First Family, their guests, and the staff.

In the signature style of the popular American History Tellers podcast, The Hidden History of the White House places readers in the shoes of historical figures—from power brokers to everyday Americans alike—who lived through pivotal events that shaped America.

As a fly on the wall of history, you’ll find yourself immersed in:

  • Andrew Jackson’s disastrous 1829 inauguration, when a mob overran and trashed the White House.
  • Woodrow Wilson’s stroke, which led to his wife Edith serving as shadow president during the final months of his administration.
  • President-elect 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.
  • Barack Obama’s decision to green-light the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Equal parts social, political, and cultural history—written and presented in the accessible and engaging style for which American History Tellers is famous—The Hidden History of the White House offers readers a rare opportunity to live within the halls of the Executive Mansion, and explore some of the extraordinary people and events that made America what it is today.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063343382
  • ISBN 10: 006334338X
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 06/04/2024
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Military / United States
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • BISAC5 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC6 : HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

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