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"I received a copy of the beautiful new book The White House: An Historic Guide. This publication is extremely well written, and the photography is exceptional."—A reader in New York, NY
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"Hi from PARIS, FRANCE. I have just received and discovered with great pleasure your 50th anniversary White House Historic Guide. Well, let me thank you and congratulate you for this wonderful 50th anniversary edition! Compared to the 2003 edition I also have here in PARIS, the 2011 one really makes a difference! Especially for a foreigner who has not had the opportunity to cross the ocean to discover the real White House yet. Thanks again."—A reader in Paris, France.
"It has everything: beautiful as an object, yet does not cover up its serious purpose of conveying information yet also not so serious as to betray its being fun to go through. You've created a classic . . . It is made for readers and also people who thumb through and spot read or just look. Perfect for its role. Congratulations again and again."—A reader in Jasper, TX
"The new Historic Guide is just beautiful. I love the "walking tour" idea and the accent on room-by-room."—A reader in Mclean, VA
"WOW!!!!!! I LOVE the new edition. The way it is organized, the different sections on architecture and fine arts, the phenomenal photographs, the foldouts . . . I think you get the idea!"—A reader in Marietta, GA
"The 50th Anniversary guidebook arrived and is absolutely stunning! The progression of illustrations of the Green Room are particularly impressive—most notably, the full-page spread in glorious color that precedes the "Gilded Age" photograph, both seen from the same angle. You did a marvelous job on the section that features the exterior of the White House, with its juxtaposition of current and historic images, leading up to the fold-out pages with a timeline on the outside and the "3-D" interiors on the inside. In every way, the publication is beautiful, in keeping with the magnificent building it celebrates."—A reader in Washington, DC
"Thank you for the lovely book on the "House." The portions that I have read thus far have been very interesting."—A reader in Washington, DC.