Monday, September 14, 2020

Review: Exploring the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

Exploring the White House
by Kate Andersen Brower

Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States works and resides there, but do you know who helps keep this historic house running?

It’s no simple task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries—in addition to presidential pups, mischievous children, and even a couple of ghosts. And its Residence workers and first ladies make sure everything is in check and running smoothly.

Kritters Thoughts:  Before reading this book, I was already a fan of Kate Andersen Brower.  She has written some great behind the scenes books of Washington DC and its famous inhabitants.  I was excited before even opening this book that Brower had put together this more young adult level book about the many jobs and people who keep the White House running - most excited to read it and purchase it for my niece who has an obsession about past Presidents!

Going from duty to duty, Kate Andersen Brower described the different types of jobs that keep this great house running from President to President and through all sorts of points in history.  The moments that I loved reading about where the personal moments that these people have while doing their jobs with people who are trying to balance a very hard job, the Presidency, while also trying to maintain their personal and family lives.  

The transition from President to President is laid out in this book and what a coordinated effort it must be.  I was so intrigued about the months of preparation it takes for this to go smoothly.  While a candidate is campaigning, they are also answering what if questions about a possible move into the White House.  I can't imagine preparing for a move that may never happen.  

I loved this book and anticipate purchasing a few copies for other President and history buffs like me!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 89 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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