Inside the White House


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"Mrs. Roosevelt and I": Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 104-106; Charles Moore, The Life and Times of Charles Follen McKim (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1929), 204-05

Abigail Fillmore and White House library: Elizabeth Lorelei Thacker-Estrada, "Abigail Powers Fillmore: First Lady of the Library," in Catherine M. Parisian, ed., The First White House Library: A History and Annotated Catalog (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), 39-53

Decorative changes to White House interior: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 560-566, 650-652; Betty C. Monkman, The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families (Washington: White House Historical Association, 2000)

Committee for the Preservation of the White House: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 2, 374-375; Monkman, The White House, 249-251

Andrew Jackson White House furnishings: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 175-177; Monkman, The White House, 81-92

Tiffany screen: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 513; "A Stained Glass Screen," Washington Post, January 1, 1883; Betty Monkman, The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families (White House Historical Association, 2000), 168-69; Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 517-522

"Built for ages to come": Seale, The President's House, Vol. 2, 281-284; Natalie S. Bober, Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution (New York: Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon and Schuster, 1998), 198

White House kitchen upgrades: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 99-100, 172, 191-193; Vol. 2, 208-210; Lydia Barker Tederick, "A Look at the White House Kitchens," White House History 20 (Spring 2007), 72-91

"Necessary thorn in the flesh": Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge, August 6, 1906, in Joseph Bucklin Bishop, Theodore Roosevelt and His Time: Shown in His Own Letters, Vol. 2 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920), 22

Washington-Todd wedding: Richard N. Cote, Strength and Honor: The Life of Dolley Madison (Mount Pleasant, S.C.: Corinthian Books, 2004), 272-273

Monroe-Gouverneur wedding: George Morgan, The Life of James Monroe (Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., Publishers, 1921), 416

Grant-Sartoris wedding: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 462-464; William S. McFeely, Grant: A Biography (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1981), 400-403

Folsom-Cleveland wedding: Martha J. Lamb, "The White House and Its Memories," Magazine of American History 17 (May 1887), 400; Annette Dunlap, Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009), 6; Robert McNutt McElroy, Grover Cleveland, The Man and The Statesman: An Authorized Biography (London: Harper and Brothers, 1923), 184; Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 542-543

"I can do one of two things": Hermann Hagedorn, The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill (New York, Macmillan, 1954), 186; H. Paul Jeffers, The Bully Pulpit: A Teddy Roosevelt Book of Quotations (Lanham, Md.: Taylor Trade Publishing/Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), 67

Roosevelt-Longworth wedding: "Arrangements for White House Wedding Announced," Washington Post, February 14, 1906; Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 685-687; "On A Sun-Kissed Day in Room Abloom, The Eyes of the World Beholding, Alice Roosevelt, The President's Fair Daughter, Becomes Mrs. Nicholas Longworth," Washington Post, February 18, 1906; "Left White House Under Shower of Rice and Shoes," Washington Post, February 18, 1906

"Rude hoyden": Seale, The President's House, Vol. I, 687; Stacey A. Cordery, Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, From White House Princess to Washington Power Broker (New York: Viking, 2007), 303-304, 319

Johnson-Robb wedding: "Lynda Bird Johnson Robb," Washington Post, December 10, 1967; Vicki Goldberg, The White House: The President's Home in Photographs and History (New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2011), 41

Nixon-Cox wedding: "The White House Will Be a Bower of Flowers for the Wedding," Washington Post, June 4, 1971; " Tricia Nixon, Ed Cox Wed in Rose Garden: Rose Garden Wedding In Spite of Light Rain," Washington Post, June 13, 1971; Judith Martin, "Triumph of Wedding Tradition," Washington Post, June 6, 1971; Lester David, The Lonely Lady of San Clemente: The Story of Pat Nixon (New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1978), 143; Helen Thomas, Dateline: White House (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1975), 182; "They Had Their Cake And Ate It, Too…," Washington Post, June 13, 1971

"Hard-fought games": Betty C. Monkman, The Living White House, 12th ed. (Washington: White House Historical Association, 2007), 182

Horseback riding: William B. Bushong, "Presidents as Horsemen," White House History 19 (Fall 2006), 4-19

Harding trained dog to retrieve golf balls: Monkman, The Living White House, 182

Eisenhower cleat marks: Peter Wyden, Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979), 66

Horseshoe pitching: Steven Boga, Horseshoes (Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1996), 52; Monte Burke, "George H.W. Bush's Sporting Life," Forbes (April 12, 2010)

Hooverball: John Sayle Watterson, The Games Presidents Play: Sports and the Presidency (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), 137-138

FDR swimming pool: "Roosevelt's Swimming Pool Ready; Plans Plunge to Christen It Today," Boston Herald, June 3, 1933

JFK swimming pool: Pierre Salinger, With Kennedy (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1966), 90

White House bowling lanes: Watterson, The Games Presidents Play, 241-242

Ford swimming pool: "White House Pool Finished," Washington Post, July 2, 1975

Carter as outdoorsman: Jimmy Carter, White House Diary (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), 322, 355-356, 437, 443, 458, 499

Obama as basketball player, golfer: David Remnick, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), 90-92; Don Van Natta, Jr., "Handicapping the Obama-Boehner 'Golf Summit'," New York Times, June 11, 2011

Margaret Truman and The Scarlet Pimpernel: Margaret Truman, Souvenir (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1956), 99; Rae Lindsay, The President's First Ladies (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Gilmour House, 2001), 65

Nixon enjoyed Patton: Mark Feeney, Nixon at the Movies: A Book About Belief (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004), 65-73

Clinton praised Fight Club and American Beauty: Roger Ebert, "A Seat in the Balcony with Bill Clinton," Chicago Sun-Times, February 3, 2000

Dzimbo (Eisenhower elephant); Pushinka (Kennedy dog): Harry Gabbett, "President's Elephant Comes to Town, A Bundle of Nerves From His Travel," Washington Post, October 11, 1959; Salinger, With Kennedy, 314

Lincolns first couple to bring own child under age ten into White House: Betty C. Monkman, The Living White House, 12th ed. (Washington: White House Historical Association, 2007), 102

White House stable fire: Smith Stimmel, Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln (Minneapolis, Minn.: W.H.M. Adams, 1928)

Jack (Tad Lincoln turkey); Nanny and Nanko (Tad Lincoln goats): Catherine Clinton, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life (New York: HarperCollins, 2009), 229; David Herbert Donald, Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999), 27-28

Whiskers (B. Harrison goat): Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 553; "Current Thought and Comment: The Whole World Kin," The Great Round World 21 (May 16, 1903), 475

T. Roosevelt family pet snakes; Father O'Grady (guinea pig): "Sense and Nonsense: An Interruption," Saturday Evening Post 194 (March 18, 1922), 86; "Father O'Grady Has Babies," in Carleton Britton Case, Good Stories About Roosevelt: The Humorous Side of a Great American (Chicago: Shrewesbury Publishing Co., 1920), 13

William Howard Taft cow: Michael Benson, William H. Taft (Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co., 2005), 81

Laddie Boy (Harding dog): Stanley Coren, The Pawprints of History: Dogs in the Course of Human Events (New York: Free Press, 2003), 269

Coolidge pets: Samuel I. Zeveloff, Raccoons: A Natural History (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002), 173

Hoover pets: "Three Dogs Only White House Pets; King Tut Goes Rounds to Make Sure Guards Are in Position," Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), July 30, 1929; "Hoover Promises to Keep School 'Possum Mascot Fit," Washington Post, July 14, 1929

"My little dog, Fala": Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Address at dinner of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Washington, D.C., September 23, 1944," American Presidency Project

Him and Her (L.B. Johnson dogs); Nixon dogs: Dorothy McCardle, "Ear-Pulling Goes Over Better Than Ear-Bending," Washington Post, August 13, 1964; "Aides Give Nixon Dog On His 56th Birthday," Washington Post, January 10, 1969; "Top Dogs Are Changing," Washington Post, January 19, 1969

Millie (G.H.W. Bush dog): Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush (New York : William Morrow, 1990)

Maggie (FDR dog) vs. Bess Furman: Grace G. Tully, FDR, My Boss (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949), 130-131

Barney (G.W. Bush dog) bites journalist: Al Kamen, "Barney Gets Territorial," Washington Post, November 6, 2008

Socks (Clinton cat): Hillary Rodham Clinton, comp., Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998)

Obama family pet: R.M. Schneiderman, "Hey, Bo Puppy! Obamas Finally Choose," New York Times, April 12, 2009




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