The Residence

The Residence
Author: Andrew Pyper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982149079

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In this “chilling, profound” (Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie) horror story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, breaking the spirit of what remains of the First Family and the divided America beyond the residence’s walls. The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the President-elect’s beloved son, Bennie, which casts Franklin’s presidency in a pal of sorrow and grief. As Franklin moves into the White House, he begins to notice that something bizarre is happening. Strange sounds coming from the walls and ceiling, creepy voices that seem to echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history. But when First Lady Jane Pierce brings in the most noted Spiritualists of the day, the Fox sisters, for a séance, the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrible comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the walls of the very mansion itself. Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—from the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

The Residence

The Residence
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780062476012

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An intimate, behind-the-scenes history of the White House service staff, from the Kennedys to the present America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

The Resident

The Resident
Author: Francis Cottam
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446457535

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Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. Few of them change the locks. Juliet Devereau can't believe her luck: after weeks of looking for a place to live, she's found a beautiful, spacious apartment overlooking Brooklyn Bridge. It almost seems to good to be true. It is... Over the weeks, a chilling sense of being watched stalks Juliet. Strange sounds wake her in the night, the mirror in the bathroom trembles, and doors she thought shut are open. Then the silhouette of a man standing in her living room makes her realise that she's not alone in there. But what's haunting her is far more terrifying than a malevolent spirit; it's alive, strong and obsessed. Suddenly Juliet is caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and there's no guarantee that she'll come out alive...

Considerations on the Statutes 21 and 28 Hen VIII Concerning the Residence of the Clergy

Considerations on the Statutes 21  and 28  Hen  VIII  Concerning the Residence of the Clergy
Author: Sir Michael Foster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1759
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:N11705156

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The Homecoming

The Homecoming
Author: Andrew Pyper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982108984

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Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers. What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie? After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined—revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods? The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery, a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us, and a riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.

Team of Five

Team of Five
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-25
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780063144682

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USA Today Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women—also a New York Times bestseller—comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy. After serving the highest office of American government, five men—Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—became members of the world’s most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office’s current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump. With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H.W. Bush, and the Obamas’ flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump’s attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms. Perhaps most poignantly, Team of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called “formers.” Team of Five includes 16 pages of color photographs.

Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Author: Adam Bujak,Teresa Świebocka,Henryk Świebocki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2003
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UOM:39015060326793

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Designers in Residence

Designers in Residence
Author: Claire Whitcomb
Publsiher: Hearst Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 1588164977

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Breathtaking photographs provide a rare glimpse into the private abodes of designers Sheila Bridges, Nina Campbell, Rachel Ashwell, Trish Foley, and fifteen others. Behind every stunning interior is a sure sense of personal vision; in these home designs we see exactly how the pros make their creative choices. From bungalows to city apartments, from a romantic garden house built in a weekend to artistic rooms that are always in progress, these remarkable interiors will provide endless inspiration and instruction. "Wouldn't it be fun to peek inside the homes of home decorators'...This book offers the expected beautiful photos but also a good dose of each designer's philosophy and decorating hints."--Los Angeles Times. "Because these women spend their lives advising people about design, the book is a virtual compendium of ideas on creating a certain look or style. There's a great deal about color, organization, storage solutions and managing details."--Baltimore Sun