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The Resource The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara

The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara

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The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Title
The hidden White House
Title remainder
Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Statement of responsibility
Robert Klara
Title variation
hidden White House
Title variation remainder
Harry Truman and the reconstruction of Americas most famous residence
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. The Trumans moved across the street to the Blair House, the Congress argued about how much the job would cost, and then, in the midst of it all, the Soviets exploded an atomic bomb.Indefatigable researcher Rob Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House."
Summary
The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable, and, until now, all but forgotten
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225763
Cataloging source
DE-604
Dewey number
975.3/042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F204.W5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence
Label
The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara
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Publication
Control code
ocn873403343
Extent
VIII, 371 S.
Isbn
9781250000279
Other physical details
Ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)873403343
Label
The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence, Robert Klara
Publication
Control code
ocn873403343
Extent
VIII, 371 S.
Isbn
9781250000279
Other physical details
Ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)873403343

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