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Best little stories from the White House : more than 100 true stories
Kelly, C. Brian.
Adult Nonfiction F204.W5 K45 2012

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ContentsPage
Prologue: White House Under the Gunp. xiii
How It All Beganp. xix
Nineteenth Centuryp. 1
But First This Footnotep. 2
And Now, Bless This Housep. 2
First to Come, First to Gop. 5
Boardinghouse Mannersp. 7
Daily Mission Accomplishedp. 10
Joe and Edy Sagap. 11
Discovery Corpsp. 15
Looted, Burned...Gonep. 17
White Lodge Visitedp. 18
Early Social Doingsp. 21
Skinny-Dipperp. 23
Chippewa Revengep. 24
White House Honeymoonp. 26
"Royal Pup" Chastisedp. 28
Prophetic Words Repeatedp. 29
A Most Rowdy Partyp. 31
Horsesp. 36
Dolley's Black Benefactorp. 38
Old Compatriot's Visitp. 40
Violent Reactionp. 41
Dinner with Old Hickoryp. 43
A Most Famous Treep. 44
Three Days of Oratoryp. 47
Steppingstone Presidentp. 50
"Mrs. Presidentress"p. 52
Busy, Busy, Too Busyp. 55
Midcentury Melodramap. 58
Slaves in the Atticp. 61
End to an Affairp. 63
Lincoln's Farewell to Herndonp. 66
Lincoln Escapes a Trapp. 69
Reportage at Close Quartersp. 72
Early Blow for Lincolnp. 74
Writing the Great Documentp. 75
Honest Man at Gettysburgp. 77
"This Damned Old House"p. 79
Ugly Fellow Encounteredp. 81
Lincoln and Stantonp. 81
Persistent Bodyguardp. 83
Ford Theatre Aftermathp. 84
For the Recordp. 86
Public Audience Roomp. 88
Crusade Sabotagedp. 91
Rebel in the Housep. 92
President...in Secretp. 93
Workers Allp. 95
Drama Behind a Deskp. 99
Collaboratorsp. 101
Dire Events Flaredp. 103
Fit for Clerksp. 104
Sickroom Cooledp. 106
Roaring Crowdp. 108
Bachelor Status Endedp. 110
A Most Courageous Patientp. 113
Progress Reportp. 117
Born Therep. 118
Wedded Therep. 120
Died Therep. 123
Twentieth Centuryp. 127
Auspicious Changep. 128
"Doing Nothing"p. 129
Controversy Over Dinnerp. 131
Alice's Bad Idolp. 133
Wretched Little Sofap. 135
High-Toned Ballp. 137
Silver Jubileep. 138
Hooting at Owlsp. 140
"Looked Like a Dead Man"p. 142
Alice's "Majicks"p. 146
Another View on Wilsonp. 147
Boy with Messagep. 149
"You Yellow Rat!"p. 151
Funeral Trainp. 154
Coolidge's Favorite Prankp. 155
Dancing in the Moonlightp. 157
Bookendsp. 162
Oval Office Guttedp. 163
Herbert the Modernp. 166
Fishing Was His Passionp. 169
"Get That Father Out of Jail!"p. 172
One Dread Momentp. 173
Man Reclining on Bedp. 176
Outlaw of Falahillp. 178
Wartime White Housep. 180
Guests from the Streetp. 183
More of Progressp. 185
Visiting Mothersp. 188
Happy Days Afloatp. 189
Unofficial Annexp. 191
White House Visitp. 193
Harry Homebodyp. 195
Buzzing the White Housep. 197
A Swim in the Potomacp. 199
Poker Players, Do Your Dutyp. 201
Passing the Batonp. 203
Early Presidential Crisisp. 206
New Boss in Townp. 208
Sentimental Eveningsp. 213
Presidential Spy Planep. 214
Press Conference Tacticsp. 218
Jackie's Painful Tourp. 220
Freedom at Last!p. 222
Jackie to the Rescuep. 224
JFK Misses Lunchp. 225
Rose Garden Createdp. 228
1:00 p.m. in Dallasp. 230
Transition in Dallasp. 234
Long, Long Waitp. 240
Nickel-Plated Shovelp. 242
Locked Outp. 244
All the Way with LBJp. 245
Telephonitis in the White Housep. 247
Piece of Paper Misplacedp. 250
"Good to Be Home"p. 253
Hardly Anyone Knew Herp. 254
Nixon Resignsp. 258
Musical Office Spacesp. 265
Public Housingp. 267
Unfit for a Queenp. 269
Life After the White Housep. 271
Day in the Life of...p. 275
Two-Stepping at the White Housep. 280
Bungee Jump with No Ropep. 283
Anger in Stagesp. 285
Impeachment Proceedingsp. 288
Twenty-first Centuryp. 293
"We're at War"p. 294
"Mr. President," Said Eachp. 297
New Life for a Senatorp. 300
Gym Ratp. 302
Thrill for a White House Butlerp. 305
Leavetakingsp. 308
First Ladies in Reviewp. 313
The First Ladiesp. 314
Acknowledgments and Further Readingsp. 367
The Presidents and Their Termsp. 370
The First Ladiesp. 371
Authors' Notep. 373
Indexp. 375
About the Authorsp. 389


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