I thought it was going to be matter of fact and dull -- and it was really entertaining. Not simply a history of the White House and its physical developments and constant reflection of the changing times. But a very human picture of the successive inhabitants of the White House, the stamp they put upon it, the high points of the years they spent there. A new facet of Washington -- presenting often familiar material in familiar form. Brings it up to the present administration. Full of anecdote of the presidents' families and retainers. Somewhat the market of the Ike Hoover's book, though the approach is not a personal and intimate one.