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"THE WHITE HOUSE FOR KIDS provides an intriguing, in-depth history of the White House and its role as a home, an office, and a powerful symbol of the United States, making it a unique resource for kids visiting Washington, DC, with their family or class and those studying American history, presidential history, and American government. Through numerous primary sources and kid-friendly anecdotes, this book details the history of the building, including...
"Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to George Washington was not finally completed until almost a century later; the great obelisk was finished in 1884, and remains the tallest stone structure in the world at 555 feet. The story behind its construction is a largely untold and intriguing piece of American history, which acclaimed historian John Steele Gordon relates with verve, connecting it to the colorful saga...
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