Now closed to the public as part of the enlarged White House security zone, the Square has witnessed many historic moments over the last two centuries.
An Interview With the President and the First Lady
A novelist who has just spent several years with them tells a moving story of love: public and private, given and withheld
The great emancipator and the liberator of Kuwait get together in the newest White House portrait
Jack Kennedy came into the White House determined to dismantle his Republican predecessor’s rigid, formal staff organization in favor of a spontaneous, flexible, hands-on management style. Thirty years Bill Clinton seems determined to do the same thing. He would do well to remember that what it got JFK was the Bay of Pigs and the Vietnam War.
An hour and a half of growing astonishment in the presence of the President of the United States, as recorded by a witness who now publishes a record of it for the first time
From Fort Ticonderoga to the Plaza Hotel, from Appomattox Courthouse to Bugsy Siegel’s weird rose garden in Las Vegas, the present-day scene is enriched by knowledge of the American past
A noted historian’s very personal tour of the city where so much of the American past took shape—with excursions into institutions famous and obscure, the archives that are the nation’s memory, and the haunts of some noble ghosts
The ground rules have changed drastically since 1789. Abigail Adams, stifled in her time, would have loved being First Lady today.
Secret recordings made in the Oval Office of the President in the autumn of 1940
From the End of the Earth to the Oval Office
LBJ AND VIETNAM
It’S rough to be around a rider when he’s the President
When up on the roof there arose such a clatter That Herbert rushed out to see what was the matter
Back from France with an epicure’s knowledge of haute cuisine , our third President served the most lavish dinners in White House history