The Resource Upstairs at the White House; : my life with the First Ladies, by J.B. West, with Mary Lynn Kotz., (electronic resource)

Upstairs at the White House; : my life with the First Ladies, by J.B. West, with Mary Lynn Kotz., (electronic resource)

Label
Upstairs at the White House; : my life with the First Ladies
Title
Upstairs at the White House;
Title remainder
my life with the First Ladies
Statement of responsibility
by J.B. West, with Mary Lynn Kotz.
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at life on Pennsylvania Avenue with America’s first families, by the man who spent nearly three decades in their midst J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests—including friends, relatives, and heads of state. In Upstairs at the White House, West offers an absorbing and novel glimpse at America’s first families, from the Roosevelts to the Kennedys andthe Nixons. Alive with anecdotes ranging from the quotidian (Lyndon B. Johnson’s showerheads) to the tragic (the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination), West’s book is an enlightening and rich account of the American history that took place just behind the Palladian doors of the North Portico
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, J. B
Dewey number
973/.09922
Index
no index present
LC call number
E176.2
LC item number
.W47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kotz, Mary Lynn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, J. B
  • Presidents' spouses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
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Upstairs at the White House; : my life with the First Ladies, by J.B. West, with Mary Lynn Kotz., (electronic resource)
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https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4432C1E7-4D06-42CF-A731-C1FA1B17EC91
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o858913033
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781480449381
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) o858913033
  • (Sirsi) o858913033
  • (OCoLC)858913033
Label
Upstairs at the White House; : my life with the First Ladies, by J.B. West, with Mary Lynn Kotz., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4432C1E7-4D06-42CF-A731-C1FA1B17EC91
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o858913033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781480449381
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) o858913033
  • (Sirsi) o858913033
  • (OCoLC)858913033

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