Life in the White House by Robert P. Watson

Life in the White House: A Social History of the First Family and the President’s House by Robert P. Watson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: This unique perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in the world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People’s House" has been shaped and molded both architecturally and philosophically by the different administrations over the past 200 years.

Erudite and entertaining, Life in the White House looks at the social history of the first family, the creation of the president’s home, and efforts by first families to carve out a space for the important business of family, while preserving the history of their famous residence. This public museum and private residence, which began as the result of a $500 Jefferson-era architectural design contest, now symbolizes one of the world’s great superpowers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Country Living Shades of White by Country Living

Country Living Shades of White: How to Use the Classic Color in Your Home by Country Living
Requirements: EPUB Reader 40.10 MB
Overview: Get white right! Country Living offers a fresh new view on classic white, with its many variations and ability to transform any room.
White is the ultimate color in country-style decorating-so of course Country Living has the ultimate take on white! Organized by design style (rustic, traditional,antique, and modern), the book’s inviting images help you choose the right shade of white for any room-from delicate dove greys to tints with a pearly sheen and more. Whether you’re on the hunt for just the right shade for your décor, a sturdy shade that can stand up to a busy family, a new way to warm up a blank wall, or a white that holds its own in classic color combos like red and white, blue and white, and black and white, Country Living provides the inspiration you need. "Bright Idea" tips throughout showcase design elements like beadboard cabinets, stone sinks, and even pops of color, and explain how each works to drive the overall neutral décor. Plus, do-it-yourself tips like "Paint it!" "Collect it!" and "Craft it!" encourage readers to add homespun charm to their homes with easy mini makeovers or weekend projects.
Chapters include: Why White, Getting White Right, Rustic White, Traditional White, Antique White, Modern White, Country Combos, The Bucket List: 25 No-Fail Paint Colors
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Raising the White Flag by David Silkenat

Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War by David Silkenat
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.2 MB
Overview: The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and it ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. But in the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en masse on scores of other occasions. Indeed, roughly one out of every four soldiers surrendered at some point during the conflict. In no other American war did surrender happen so frequently.

David Silkenat here provides the first comprehensive study of Civil War surrender, focusing on the conflicting social, political, and cultural meanings of the action. Looking at the conflict from the perspective of men who surrendered, Silkenat creates new avenues to understand prisoners of war, fighting by Confederate guerillas, the role of southern Unionists, and the experiences of African American soldiers. The experience of surrender also sheds valuable light on the culture of honor, the experience of combat, and the laws of war.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald

Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Aida D. Donald
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: New York State Assemblyman, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York, Vice President and, at forty-two, the youngest President ever-in his own words, Theodore Roosevelt “rose like a rocket.” He was also a cowboy, a soldier, a historian, an intrepid explorer, and an unsurpassed environmentalist. In Lion in the White House, historian Aida Donald masterfully chronicles the life of this first modern president.
TR’s accomplishments in office were immense. As President, Roosevelt redesigned the office of Chief Executive and the workings of the Republican Party to meet the challenges of the new industrial economy. Believing that the emerging aristocracy of wealth represented a genuine threat to democracy, TR broke trusts to curb the rapacity of big business. He built the Panama Canal and engaged the country in world affairs, putting a temporary end to American isolationism. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize the only sitting president ever so honored.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Think Like a White Man by Boulé ( Boule) Whytelaw III

Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World … While by Black by Boulé Whytelaw III
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4MB
Overview: By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities. With lessons on the value of shock and awe, putting compassion on the back-burner and pretending racism doesn’t exist, Think Like a White Man teaches you how to understand, overcome and overthrow the White Man in the whiter shade of pale world of work.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Humor

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White-collar Crime: The Essentials

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White Women in Fiji, 1835-1930 by Claudia Knapman

White Women in Fiji, 1835-1930: The Ruin of Empire? by Claudia Knapman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.MB
Overview: White Women in Fiji 1835-1930: The Ruin of Empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multi-racial colonial societies. Author Claudia Knapman uses a combination of interviews, newspaper, and other sources to picture the lives of European women in Fiji between the 1830s and 1930s. She offers a new and challenging interpretation of the nature and inter-relationship between racism and sexism in colonial societies. As Knapman points out, gender has been used to argue that racial disharmony came with the presence of foreign women. White women in Fiji’s colonial society were stereotyped as discordant forces in the domestic sphere whereas Knapman shows that their domestic work was crucial to the maintenance of white society and that women were no different from men in contact situations and rather than an antagonistic element, they were crucial to establishing inter-racial relations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 234 MB
Overview: One doctor’s passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with racial identity, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans.
When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. When one of his first professors mistakes him for a maintenance worker, it is a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his early career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds: "more common in blacks than whites."
In riveting, honest prose, Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These elements take on greater meaning when Tweedy finds himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and compassionate book, Tweedy deftly explores the challenges confronting black doctors and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns

White House Warriors: How The National Security Council Transformed The American Way of War

White House Warriors: How The National Security Council Transformed The American Way of War [Audiobook]

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White House Warriors by John Gans

White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War by John Gans
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 550 MB
Overview: When Congress originally created the National Security Council in 1947, it was intended to better coordinate foreign policy after World War II. Nearly an afterthought, a small administrative staff was established to help keep its papers moving. President Kennedy was, as John Gans documents, the first to make what became known as the NSC staff his own, selectively hiring bright young aides to do his bidding.
Despite Kennedy’s death and the tragic outcome of some of his decisions, the NSC staff endured. President Richard Nixon handed the staff’s reigns solely to Henry Kissinger, who micromanaged its work on Vietnam. In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan’s NSC was cast into turmoil by overreaching staff members who, led by Oliver North, nearly brought down a presidency in the Iran-Contra scandal. Later, when President George W. Bush’s administration was bitterly divided by the Iraq War, his NSC staff stepped forward to write a plan for the Surge in Iraq.
Gans demonstrates that knowing the NSC staff’s history is the only way to truly understand American foreign policy. As this essential account builds to the swift removals of advisors General Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon in 2017, we see the staff’s influence in President Donald Trump’s still chaotic administration and come to understand the role it might play in its aftermath.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Robert Galbraith – Lethal White

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Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely

Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 211.0 MB
Overview: Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there’s a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she’s forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and her old-girl network of domestic workers to discover the truth and save her own skin. Along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mystery & Suspense

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The White Darkness by David Grann

The White Darkness by David Grann
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6MB
Overview: Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history.

Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton’s men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton’s legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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