The White House---An Historic GuideAmerica's White House bears the stamp of very Pesident. George Washington chose the site and approved the simple dignity of the architectural design. The building, begun in 1792, was still incomplete in 1800 when the first residents, John and Abigail Adams, moved in. Soon they, too, put their mark on it, as would each succeeding Frist Family. This official guide is in its 15th Edition. The first one, which appeared in 1962, was planned by Mrs. John F. Kennedy to help visitors as she put it, " sort out the impressions received on an often crowded visit."....contnd.The Living White HouseIs one in a series of publications from the White House Historical Association, an organization chartered in November 1961 to " enhance the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion."...contnd.The Presidents of the United States of AmericaThe Presidency..." a splendid misery," said Thomas Jefferson. He would lament the " loss of friends" caused by its hard decisions. Teddy Roosevelt said it was a chance to make " some kind of a place in history." But he would note that even a Presiden's powers are limited: "Sometimes I wish I could be President and Congress to." ....continued.The First Ladies"The many different life-styles followed by the wives of our Presidents remind us that they, like the White House itself, have reflected the changing ways of the nation. Certainly, variety has marked the personalities and activities of First Ladies ever since John and Abigail Adams moved into the unfinished Executive Mansion in 1800.....contd. This book, first published in 1975 when President and Mrs. Ford occupied the mansion, offers lively one-page biographies and authentic likenesses of the women who presided here over family and social affairs. Not all were wives. Daughters and daughters-in-law often took on the responsibilities to relieve ill mothers, or to assist fathers who were widowers". ...contnd.A Collection of White House BooksPublished by theWHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONIn Cooperation withthe National Geographic SocietyWashington, D.C.Thanks for stopping by.Check out my other items - opens in a new window or tab!These are full of colored pictures, representing the presidents, First Ladies, and the White House, with full colored pictures of the rooms in the White House.The presidents and the First Ladies, starting with George Washington and ending with former President Ronald Reagan.The box is in somewhat tattered condition, the books are in good condition. If you have any questions, please send me a message and I will respond, ASAP.<clickSign up for my email newsletters by adding my eCRATER Store to your FavoritesBe sure to add me to your favorites list - opens in a new window or tab!Click Here. Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!