White House Profile Bess Furman 1951 HB DJ 1st Edition stated Pub. The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. A social history of the White House, its occupants and its festivities, illustrated. A lively, comprehensive history of the White House and a dramatic account of the colorful and often conflicting personalities who met within its doors from John and Abigail Adams to Harry and Bess Truman. One hundred and fifty years and thirty-one families have taken successive possession and tried to make it fit their harried, hurried, and high-lighted lives. HB stated First Edition with DJ and has 368 pages.DJ: very good - /edge wear/small chips and tears/largest about 1 1/2 inches long, Covers: very good/tiny edge wear, Pages: very good/inscribed in front in ink as a 1952 Christmas present in appreciation for a lovely trip to Washington D.C. in 1947 and the White House before it was remodeled.