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The Resource All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America, by Marta McDowell

All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America, by Marta McDowell

Label
All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America
Title
All the presidents' gardens
Title remainder
Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America
Statement of responsibility
by Marta McDowell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this rich and compelling narrative, garden historian Marta McDowell traces the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration. From George Washington's obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, McDowell shows how the White House grounds are a reflection of America's enthusiasms."--Dust jacket
  • The front and back yard for the first family, the White House is by extension the nation's first garden. McDowell starts her story with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ends with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, to create a compelling narrative of how the garden is also the story of America
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDowell, Marta
Dewey number
635.09753
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB453.2.W35
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White House Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
  • Gardens
  • Horticulture
  • Presidents
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
Label
All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America, by Marta McDowell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the pursuit of happiness -- Versailles on the Potomac: the 1790s -- Founders' grounds: 1800-1809 -- Gentlemen's occupation: 1810s-1830s -- Embellishments: 1840s-1880s -- Gilded gardens: 1880s-1900s -- Home front: 1910s-1940s -- America the beautiful: 1940s-1990s -- Is green the new red, white, and blue?, 1990s and beyond -- Epilogue -- First gardeners: the men who planted for presidents -- All the presidents' plants: two centuries of shrubs, trees, and vines
Control code
ocn922836044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781604695892
Lccn
2015029811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)922836044
Label
All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses -- how the White House grounds have grown with America, by Marta McDowell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the pursuit of happiness -- Versailles on the Potomac: the 1790s -- Founders' grounds: 1800-1809 -- Gentlemen's occupation: 1810s-1830s -- Embellishments: 1840s-1880s -- Gilded gardens: 1880s-1900s -- Home front: 1910s-1940s -- America the beautiful: 1940s-1990s -- Is green the new red, white, and blue?, 1990s and beyond -- Epilogue -- First gardeners: the men who planted for presidents -- All the presidents' plants: two centuries of shrubs, trees, and vines
Control code
ocn922836044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781604695892
Lccn
2015029811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)922836044

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