Some terrific gifts arrived today from John A that I want to acknowledge:
- The two volume set of The President’s House by William Seale, a monumental work on the mansion thru history
- The Kennedy White House, by Carl S Anthony, with many candid photos of the family
- Nov 66 National Geo with “The Living White House,” a wonderful summary of the house’s history with great photos
- The 1964 The White House: an Historic Guide, from the WHHA, with fantastic formal photos of the Kennedy renovation
So, if you were thinking “hmm, maybe for Christmas I’ll get Derek that November 1966 issue of National Geographic because I know how much he likes the White House and the naked Nuba women of Sudan….” Too late! You’ll have to get me socks.
Thanks, John. Not only has documenting the White House been a rewarding pastime, but even more enjoyable is being able to share it with others.
“The President’s House” is a wonderful history, both because of the facts given and the way it was written. A most excellent gift!