IN AND OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Ona Griffin Jeffries

IN AND OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A side excursion into a world seldom seen by most Americans, In and Out of the White House entertainingly records the social lives of our presidents during their office terms. A wealth of obscure details are brought to light including recipes used by the presidents on various occasions, gossip current at lavish levees, the manner and dress of the fashionable White House guests, and the personality foibles of the presidents. Arranged chronologically, Ona Griffin Jeffries' text vividly describes each president in his role as head of the household: Jefferson, who ordered round tables to circumvent the usual seating problems based on rank; Coolidge, cutting down on the house expenses in order to sustain his personal savings; the Monroes, bearing up while they are coldly ignored by Washington society.

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls