All the Presidents  Gardens Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

All the Presidents Gardens

  • Author : Marta McDowell
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604697506

All the Presidents Gardens Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller and AHS Book Award winner The 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. Throughout it all, the grounds have remained not only beautiful, but also a powerful reflection of American trends. In All the Presidents' Gardens bestselling author Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds with historical and contemporary photographs, vintage seeds catalogs, and rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes. History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, and Amy Carter's tree house. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all.

Presidents    Gardens Book

Presidents Gardens

  • Author : Linda Holden Hoyt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-08-10
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780747814078

Presidents Gardens Book Description :

The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebration of all the Presidents' gardens, beginning with George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon and looking at the development of White House gardens over two centuries. Rare photographs perfectly illustrate highlights from the best of the presidential gardens, including Jackie Kennedy's Rose Garden, the Roosevelt wartime White House greenhouses and Michelle Obama's sustainability-inspired vegetable garden, which now produces food that is served to the First Family. The text is peppered with lively comments and useful tips from gardeners who contributed to White House beautification projects under many different Administrations.

The President s Gardens Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The President s Gardens

  • Author : Muhsin Al-Ramli
  • Publisher : MacLehose Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635060386

The President s Gardens Book Description :

In this extraordinary novel by heralded Iraqi author Muhsin Al-Ramli, One Hundred Years of Solitude meets The Kite Runner against the backdrop of Saddam Hussein's Iraq. "A profoundly moving investigation of love, death, and injustice." --The Guardian "A standard in contemporary Middle Eastern literature." --Booklist "A stunning achievement." --The National On the third day of Ramadan, a small village in Iraq wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle. It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter. And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of the President's gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Author : Marta McDowell
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-20
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604697278

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Description :

“For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —Publishers Weekly The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure that honors Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life

  • Author : Marta McDowell
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604695427

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.

Emily Dickinson s Gardening Life Book

Emily Dickinson s Gardening Life

  • Author : Marta McDowell
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604699753

Emily Dickinson s Gardening Life Book Description :

“A visual treat as well as a literary one, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life will be deeply satisfying for gardeners and garden lovers, connoisseurs of botanical illustration, and those who seek a deeper understanding of the life and work of Emily Dickinson.” —The Wall Street Journal Emily Dickinson was a keen observer of the natural world, but less well known is the fact that she was also an avid gardener—sending fresh bouquets to friends, including pressed flowers in her letters, and studying botany at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke. At her family home, she tended both a small glass conservatory and a flower garden. In Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, award-winning author Marta McDowell explores Dickinson’s deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing. Tracing a year in the garden, the book reveals details few know about Dickinson and adds to our collective understanding of who she was as a person. By weaving together Dickinson’s poems, excerpts from letters, contemporary and historical photography, and botanical art, McDowell offers an enchanting new perspective on one of America’s most celebrated but enigmatic literary figures.

A Garden for the President Book

A Garden for the President

  • Author : Jonathan Pliska
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1931917558

A Garden for the President Book Description :

Released to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service this new and comprehensive illustrated history of the White House grounds is presented in four parts: I: An introduction to the site with a discussion of the relationship between the house and its landscape. II: A geographical survey of the grounds and gardens beginning with the North and continuing to the East, South, and West. III: The story of how the gardens have been used through time including public access; first family recreation and entertaining; agricultural uses; and wartime uses, such as the troop encampment during the Civil War. And IV: A look at what has been grown on the grounds including the history of the greenhouses, flowers and ornamental gardening, and the trees. Insets will feature commemorative trees planted by presidents and specific stories of the specimen trees.

American Grown Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

American Grown

  • Author : Michelle Obama
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307956026

American Grown Book Description :

Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.

The President s Book of Secrets Book

The President s Book of Secrets

  • Author : David Priess
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610395960

The President s Book of Secrets Book Description :

Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power. Since John F. Kennedy's presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities. This top–secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply “the Book.” Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments (Richard Nixon) to a healthy part of their day (George W. Bush) consumed by its contents; some (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief. The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich stories revealed here for the first time.

Founding Gardeners Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Founding Gardeners

  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307390684

Founding Gardeners Book Description :

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint.