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White House Butlers: A History of White House Chief Ushers and Butlers

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They work in the shadow of America's greatest leaders; without them, the White House could not function. They are the ushers and butlers of the White House.

This short book traces the history of White House staff from the very beginning. It includes profiles of some of the most influential members, including Alonzo Fields and Eugene Allen.

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Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 17th 2016 by Golgotha Press, Inc. (first published May 23rd 2013)
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Janet
May 06, 2014 Janet rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, history
I was expecting a much denser, in-detail tome, so when I saw this odd little book I was taken aback. It seems almost like it would be better suited to be on sale in the White House gift shop than anywhere else. And I really struggled with the layout. The large type and double-spaced text might be easier on the eyes, but it reminded me of when I was trying to meet a length requirement when writing papers in high school.
Garrick
Feb 24, 2014 Garrick rated it really liked it
A good, if brief, read. I would've liked a more complete history with biographies of all of the Chief Ushers.

I have to take the construction of the book to task. There were several typos that would have been caught with a simple spell check, and a few more caught with a sharp eye. The formatting was underwhelming, with chapters starting not on a new, right-hand page, but anywhere after the previous chapter needed, even just a couple of lines down. I'd like to see more care taken to be neat.
Barbara A. Davis
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara A. Davis rated it did not like it
Waste of time and money

This is an article not a book. It was clearly not proofread and did not provide the in-depth, historical perspective I had hoped for. Do not waste your time and money!

marlene carroll
Sep 21, 2014 marlene carroll rated it liked it
Mildly Interesting

While White House positions are adequately outlined, the book is rather dull and humorless. Would not recommend as it's actually booring and not very informative.
Connie
Jan 21, 2015 Connie rated it liked it
Barebones but accurate.

Some grammatical errors detract from the information. It reads more like a biographical cheat sheet than a book, but the information is accurate.
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