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Backstairs at the White House Mass Market Paperback – January, 1979


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm) (January 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553140671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553140675
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,108,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is a fascinating look at the people who are a integral part of the White House-- the staff and the occupants. Based on the lives of Lilian Rogers Parks and her daughter, it presents the everyday happenings in this historical house from the viewpoint of the staff. This historical novel is filled with personal memories, touching stories, humorous quips, and some sad moments. After enjoying it, the reader will feel as if they have spent time in the White House themselves.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Susan M. Schmitt on October 30, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read this book many times and have thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the mini-series when it came out in the 70's. I too am perplexed as to why it has never been released on video as so many others are.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By keller2420@aol.com on May 23, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book appeared to have all the details, and idiosyncracies of many presidents of the USA of years ago. Each president, and their families were reviewed by this author by means of a story line of her own life.
This book was made into a made for TV movie, and seems to have been removed from the public. Why do you think that is?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book recounts one womens lifetime spent working first as a maid prior to Hoover as President through the Kennedy assasination. Through her eyes you get a first hand look at the inside lives of the presidents and their families.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I have read this book many times. The historical content never ceases to amaze me. It is almost like being there. I never tire of reading this intimate picture of Maggie and Lillian's years at the White House. Wish there was a sequel.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Darrell McCullough on July 6, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this book kept my interest from front to back. I had amazing little tidbits of information about every president and their wifes. I thought this book to be thoroughly entertaining.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By gary d hart on January 12, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Many tv mini series have been put into video and dvd. is there any chance that this one will? this is a fantastic story and i would love to see the series again.
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