Presidents' Day

The President's Cabinet and How It Grew

By Nancy Winslow Parker

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Who are the president's closest advisors?
This book outlines the purpose and historical development of the President's cabinet, and explains the functions of each cabinet post.

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The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues

By Edith P. Mayo

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Illustrated with photos and artwork from the Smithsonian Institution, this essential volume not only documents the lives of the presidents' wives (or official hostesses), it also explores these 45 women's achievements in the White House and beyond.

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White House Q and A

By Smithsonian

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Was the White House always white? Did someone actually burn down the White House? Is it true that a person went skinny-dipping in a White House fountain? More than 200 years old, the White House is no ordinary house. The site of many significant moments in American history, this is certainly a home of great importance. Get an insider's tour of the president's mansion, with the fun facts, stories, and photos.
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Young Oxford Companion to the Presidency of the United States

By Richard M. Pious

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An alphabetical listing and explanation of terms relating to the Presidency, including the presidents and vice-presidents, the White House, presidential history, powers, policymaking, agencies, theories, advisors, accountability, and elections.

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