WHITE HOUSE DIARY by Henrietta Nesbitt


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The vicissitudes of a White House housekeeper told by Mrs. Nesbitt who was a neighbor of the Roosevelts at Hyde Park and came with them to Washington to become an important cog in their family and public life. This is a natural for homekeeping women -- with its recipes, menus, planning, ordering, ways of maintaining a huge, always well populated establishment, with the emergencies of special diets, crises in the kitchen, high spots of social affairs, with the personal touch in intimate pictures of the President, his wife and family. There is the battle for a new kitchen, draperies, rugs, the care and feeding of thousands of guests, the fight against the buffalo moth, protection of a lion skin from Haile Selassie, etc., etc. ""Interior decorating"" on a large scale, popular in interest.

ISBN: 1432562371
Publisher: Doubleday