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The accompanying text by Hillary Rodham Clinton is written with a pleasing mixture of fine detail--"Mrs. Barak and I did not stay awake as late as our husbands did"--and general sociopolitical commentary such as "The unified stance solidified that weekend was yet another reminder of the importance of NATO's alliance." Food is an important part of this book, and many sample menus have been included in full. The last chapter is filled with delightful recipes from the White House chefs, and includes such treats as new potatoes with lobster and bacon, hot pumpkin soup, and mocha cake. Whether you're a history buff, a die-hard Democrat, or just a fan of vivid coffee-table books, An Invitation to the White House is the next best thing to an actual visit. --Jill Lightner
The pictures are large and easy on the eyes, the information is detailed and very well written.
Unfortunately, it is not logistically possible for all of America to be invited to a White House event...but here we get to see exactly what it looks like!
Mrs. Clinton's personal touch was to make the White House more authentically American, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective.
Bought one for myself and liked it so much bought one for a gift.Published 3 months ago by Dolores M. Ward
It's a physically heavy book and therefore somewhat hard to read, but I enjoyed her descriptions of the work that goes into such affairs as state dinners. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wanda H. Giles
I chose 5 stars because I like the format of the book Photography was excellent and I learned so much about the White House and entertaining recipes for great also thank youPublished 10 months ago by Barbara Peters
Beautiful Photography! Well written. Hilary's guided tour places the reader IN the White House! Highly recommend to all readers interested in an updated view of the White House!Published 11 months ago by Gwenevere
I am very interested in the White House happenings and it families who live there. Very interesting and informative book.Published 17 months ago by cheryl c.
Beautiful keepsake book--a piece of history! More than 350 photographs, menus and invitations from state dinners, and recipes used in White House kitchens. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by PMacLady
We purchased this book for our family, as we are planning a holiday to Washington and the White house. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Army_Mum
I have a collection of Congressional Cookbooks and "White House" Cookbooks and such by former White House Chef's. Read morePublished on January 12, 2007 by Susan C. Parks
Beautiful illustrations of the White House, there's no doubt about that. But if your looking for fancy recipes, this is not the book. Read morePublished on May 11, 2005 by Carolina B. Petersen