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The hidden White House : Harry Truman and the reconstruction of America's most famous residence / Robert Klara.

Klara, Robert, (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 975.3 Kla (Text) 32604000202995 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 375.3042.c Klara, Robert (Text) 78294000247801 Adult Non-Fiction On holds shelf -
Middletown Fall Creek Twp PL - Middletown 975.3 KLA (Text) 76331000123728 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 975.3041 KLA (Text) 78551000521426 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 975.3042 Klara (Text) 31208911532598 non-fiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton 975.304 Kla (Text) 30890000660819 Adult Books Upper level Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 975.3 Kla (Text) 70741000124980 Adult Non Fiction Checked out 02/07/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 975.3 KLARA (Text) 33946002842578 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250000279
  • ISBN: 1250000270
  • ISBN: 9781250053930
  • ISBN: 1250053935
  • Physical Description: viii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-358) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Moving day -- The Great White Jail -- The Porch -- "Like a ship at sea" -- The inspection -- The eviction -- The slow murder -- Wanted : home for President -- "The people want a new building" -- The verdict -- "Shoot it" -- The shovel in the earth -- Wreck it gently -- "We are no longer ahead" -- The hidden White House -- Twenty-seven rounds -- furniture, rugs, and draperies -- The tour -- Something to remember you by --"Every dollar must be saved" -- The General's burden -- Missing pieces -- "A race against time" -- Open house.
Summary, etc.: "In 1948, Harry Truman, President of the United States, almost fell through the ceiling of the Blue Room in a bathtub into a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A team of the nation's top architects was hastily assembled to inspect the White House, and upon seeing the state the old mansion was in, insisted the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed was the biggest home-improvement job the nation had ever seen."
Subject: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
White House (Washington, D.C.) > History > 20th century.
Public buildings > Repair and reconstruction > Washington (D.C.) > History > 20th century.

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