Col. Starling was for 30 years, Secret Service guard in the White House, and his story spans the administrations from Wilson...

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STARLING OF THE WHITE HOUSE

Col. Starling was for 30 years, Secret Service guard in the White House, and his story spans the administrations from Wilson through Roosevelt. Non-partisan -- a mild, well-mannered Kentucky gentleman of the old school, he here shares with his readers intimate bits about five presidents. He writes of Wilson's courtship of Mrs. Galt; of hunting and fishing with Coolidge; of presidential cruises, the elaborate pre-travel arrangements; of Wilson's fight for the League in Europe and at home; of the fearlessness and buoyancy of Roosevelt's personality. This is an inside view of life in the White House which history will not record, drawn from Starling's memories, diary, letters to his mother, etc. Light reading -- the trivialities of presidential life and personalities. For the market of Ike Hoover's Forty Two Years in the White House.

Pub Date: Feb. 22, 1946

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946