The Residence

The Residence
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062476012
Language: en
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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 Residence

The Residence
Author: Andrew Pyper
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982149079
Language: en
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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 Resident

The Resident
Author: Francis Cottam
Release: 2011-03-10
Editor: Random House
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781446457535
Language: en
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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...

The Homecoming

The Homecoming
Author: Andrew Pyper
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781982108984
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 1759
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: OXFORD:N11705156
Language: en
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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee

Journal of a Residence in Ashantee
Author: Joseph Dupuis
Release: 1824
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: GENT:900000220725
Language: en
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Team of Five

Team of Five
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780063144682
Language: en
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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
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 127
ISBN: UOM:39015060326793
Language: en
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The Resident

The Resident
Author: David Jackson
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1788164369
Language: en
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The British Ambassador s Residence in Paris

The British Ambassador s Residence in Paris
Author: Tim Knox
Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9782080200785
Language: en
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This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the British Ambassador's Residence in Paris, one of the most splendid historic homes in the French capital and the most impressive of all British ambassadorial residences abroad. The author, Tim Knox, charts the stirring story of the house, from its origins as the home of the Ducs de Charost, to its opulent heyday under Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, much of whose luxurious furniture and decoration survives intact. Since 1814, when Pauline sold the house to the 1st Duke of Wellington, the mansion has served as the residence of successive British Ambassadors to France, who altered the house to suit their taste and character, notably Sir Duff Cooper and his beautiful wife, Lady Diana, whose Empire-style study is still redolent of their brilliant social circle in Post-War Paris. This beautiful house in the rue du Faubourg St Honoré, furnished with masterpieces of French Empire furniture and decorative arts, English silver, and paintings by British artists, remains a splendid, but hard-working setting for promoting the Franco-British relationship.

A Desirable Residence

A Desirable Residence
Author: Madeleine Wickham
Release: 2010-12-23
Editor: Random House
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781446423905
Language: en
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Liz and Jonathan are in trouble. They can't sell their old house.Here they are, stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts and a miserable adolescent daughter who hadn't wanted to move anyway. Then it seems Marcus Witherstone will solve all their problems. He knows the perfect tenants from London who will rent their old house - glamorous PR girl Ginny and almost-famous Piers. Everything is going to be OK. Or is it? As Marcus starts to become involved with Liz, while her teenage daughter develops a passion for the lodgers, it seems that some deceptions are too close to home... Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: "I almost cried with laughter" Daily Mail "Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page" Jenny Colgan "Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it" Jojo Moyes "A superb tale. Five stars!" Heat

The Umbrella Conspiracy

The Umbrella Conspiracy
Author: S. D. Perry
Release: 1998
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780671024390
Language: en
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When a remote mountain community is suddenly beset by a rash of grisly murders, the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad--a paramilitary unit--is dispatched to investigate

Glorious Frazzled Beings

Glorious Frazzled Beings
Author: Angélique Lalonde
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: House of Anansi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781487009588
Language: en
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Home is where we love, suffer, and learn. Some homes we chose, others are inflicted upon us, and still others are bodies we are born into. In this astounding collection of stories, human and more-than-human worlds come together in places we call home. Four sisters and their mother explore their fears while teeny ghost people dress up in fragments of their children’s clothes. A somewhat-ghost tends the family garden. Deep in the mountains, a shapeshifting mother must sift through her ancestors’ gifts and the complexities of love when one boy is born with a beautiful set of fox ears and another is not. In the wake of her elderly mother’s tragic death, a daughter tries to make sense of the online dating profile she left behind. And a man named Pooka finds new ways to weave new stories into his abode, in spite of his inherited suffering. A startling and beguiling story collection, Glorious Frazzled Beings is a love song to the homes we make, keep, and break.

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility
Author: Edoardo Traversa
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 764
ISBN: 9087224516
Language: en
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The concept of residence lies at the core of corporate income taxation. In domestic tax systems, the essential function of the residence concept is to subject resident corporate taxpayers to full tax liability, usually on a worldwide basis. In tax treaties, residence plays a fundamental role in the allocation of taxing powers between states. Moreover, within the European Union, it gives access to the legal protection granted to companies by internal market rules, whether contained in EU treaties (fundamental freedoms) or in tax directives. Today, however, the globalization and the digitalization of the economy are putting residence under heavy pressure. Within multinational enterprises, the geographical dislocation of the functions performed by people and entities within the multinational group makes it harder to identify a central place of decision or management in cases where this place is not the same as the place where the company was incorporated. Moreover, tax planning strategies involving location or the transfer of residence to low-tax jurisdictions have come under the spotlight of international organizations, such as the OECD and the European Union. Against this background, this book examines the notion of residence from a comparative, EU and international law perspective. It is divided into two parts. Part one comprises a general introductory report, as well as five thematic reports on key present and future issues concerning the tax residence of companies. Part two comprises the national reports of 14 EU Member States and 6 non-EU Member States (Norway, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States). Those reports contain an extensive analysis of the definition and function of corporate tax residence on the basis of a questionnaire (which is included as an appendix in this book). With contributions from renowned academics from Europe and beyond, this book offers an insightful and multifaceted perspective on a fundamental concept of domestic and international taxation.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
Author: Noel Grove
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 351
ISBN: 1426213042
Language: en
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In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick--from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn fascinating details of the real-life Downton Abbey staff who run this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes an illustrated time line of all White House First Families as well as a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House--some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.

The Northwest Coast

The Northwest Coast
Author: James G. Swan
Release: 1857
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 448
ISBN: UCAL:$B282244
Language: en
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"The intention of this volume is to give a general and concise account of that portion of the Northwest Coast lying between the Straits of Fuca and the Columbia River."--P. [v].

Upstairs at the White House

Upstairs at the White House
Author: J. B. West,Mary Lynn Kotz
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 381
ISBN: 9781480449381
Language: en
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In this New York Times bestseller, the White House chief usher for nearly three decades offers a behind-the-scenes look at America’s first families. J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, as well as their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests—including friends, relatives, and heads of state. J. B. West, whom Jackie Kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met,” provides an absorbing, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies. Alive with anecdotes ranging from Eleanor Roosevelt’s fascinating political strategies to Jackie Kennedy’s tragic loss and the personal struggles of Pat Nixon, Upstairs at the White House is a rich account of a slice of American history that usually remains behind closed doors.

Annual Message of Mayor of the City of Philadelphia

Annual Message of     Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
Author: Philadelphia (Pa.). Mayor
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 846
ISBN: UIUC:30112109523180
Language: en
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Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: Philadelphia. Bureau of surveys
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000015995834
Language: en
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Resident Duty Hours

Resident Duty Hours
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (Resident) Hours and Work Schedules to Improve Patient Safety
Release: 2009-04-27
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780309131520
Language: en
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Medical residents in hospitals are often required to be on duty for long hours. In 2003 the organization overseeing graduate medical education adopted common program requirements to restrict resident workweeks, including limits to an average of 80 hours over 4 weeks and the longest consecutive period of work to 30 hours in order to protect patients and residents from unsafe conditions resulting from excessive fatigue. Resident Duty Hours provides a timely examination of how those requirements were implemented and their impact on safety, education, and the training institutions. An in-depth review of the evidence on sleep and human performance indicated a need to increase opportunities for sleep during residency training to prevent acute and chronic sleep deprivation and minimize the risk of fatigue-related errors. In addition to recommending opportunities for on-duty sleep during long duty periods and breaks for sleep of appropriate lengths between work periods, the committee also recommends enhancements of supervision, appropriate workload, and changes in the work environment to improve conditions for safety and learning. All residents, medical educators, those involved with academic training institutions, specialty societies, professional groups, and consumer/patient safety organizations will find this book useful to advocate for an improved culture of safety.