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Seale, William

Overview
Works: 79 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 9,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Pictorial works  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F204.W5, 975
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Most widely held works about William Seale
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Most widely held works by William Seale
The president's house : a history by William Seale( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President's House is an unforgettable account of the White House from its origins during the nation's beginning to 1952, a continuing story of adapting and altering, yet always keeping close to the original image and purpose of the landmark. Seale carefully documents the ways in which different presidents and their families used and lived in the White House, showing not only the lives of the first families but also scores of characters known and unknown who achieve importance in the story and play their parts in the keeping and management of the house -- butlers, housemaids, caterers, gardeners, coachmen, architects, interior decorators, and even fortune-tellers. Filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the private and public lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this richly detailed social history includes 121 images culled from the White House files and other archival collections
The tasteful interlude : American interiors through the camera's eye, 1860-1917 by William Seale( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lengthy annotations describe in detail the contents of the middle-class parlors, bedrooms, dining rooms, and hallways in these photographs, which chronicle domestic interiors during the time when mass-manufacturing of furniture and other home products was being reconciled in the American home
Recreating the historic house interior by William Seale( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Houston's wife : a biography of Margaret Lea Houston by William Seale( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House : the history of an American idea by William Seale( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resident presidents hired architects and made changes, small and large. This volume offers rare glimpses of long-vanished interiors and the discarded contributions of such giants of American architecture and design as Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas U. Walter, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Charles McKim. Illustrations include drawings and photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey as well as a large selection of historical plans, prints, and photographs, many never
Temples of democracy : the state capitols of the U.S.A. by Henry-Russell Hitchcock( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of houses & time : personal histories of America's National Trust properties by William Seale( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated history of seventeen houses from three centuries of American life that are today properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The White House garden by William Seale( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas riverman; the life and times of Captain Andrew Smyth by William Seale( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Riverman is the biography of Captain Andrew Smyth, whose life spanned the history of river transportation from the 1830s to the 1870s, from rafts to flatboats and finally to steamboats. From his home port in East Texas his river business extended to Galveston, New Orleans and as far away as St. Louis. This story of river commerce is a unique and reflective social history of early Texas life on farm and waterway
Domestic views : historic properties owned and supported by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America by William Seale( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House : actors and observers( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial season : America's capital in the time of the first ambassadors, 1893-1918 by William Seale( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the Spanish American War and World War I, the thrill of America's new international role in the world held the nation's capital in rapture. Visionaries gravitated to Washington and sought to make it the glorious equal to the great European capitals of the day. Remains of the period define Washington today--the monuments and great civic buildings on the Mall as well as the private mansions built on the avenues that now serve as embassies. The first surge of America's world power led to profound changes in diplomacy, and a vibrant official life in Washington, DC, naturally followed. In the twenty-five year period that William Seale terms the "imperial season," a host of characters molded the city in the image of a great world capital. Some of the characters are well known, from presidents to John Hay and Uncle Joe Cannon, and some relatively unknown, from diplomat Alvey Adee to hostess Minnie Townsend and feminist Inez Milholland. The Imperial Season is a unique social history that defines a little explored period of American history that left an indelible mark on our nation's capital"--
The Garden Club of America : 100 years of a growing legacy by William Seale( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How women changed the American landscape from planting war victory gardens to saving the redwoods, beautifying the highway to creating horticultural standards. In 1904, Elizabeth Price Martin founded the Garden Club of Philadelphia. In 1913, twelve garden clubs in the eastern and central United States signed an agreement to form the Garden Guild. The Garden Guild would later become the Garden Club of America (GCA), now celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. GCA is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 members throughout the country. Comprised of all women, GCA has emerged as a national leader in the fields of horticulture, conservation, and civic improvement. As an example, in 1930, GCA was a key force in preserving the redwood forests of California, helping to create national awareness for the need to preserve these forests, along with contributing funds to purchase land on which they stood. The Garden Club of America Grove and the virgin forest tract of Canoe Creek contain some of the finest specimens of the redwood forests. The Garden Club of America is a centennial celebration of strong women who nurtured the country, helped spread the good word of gardening, and continue to plant seeds of awareness
Michigan's Capitol : construction & restoration by William Seale( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia's executive mansion : a history of the Governor's House by William Seale( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domes of America by William Seale( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden diary of Martha Turnbull, mistress of Rosedown Plantation by Martha Barrow Turnbull( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandria Library Company by William Seale( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kentucky governor's mansion : a restoration by William Strode( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas in our time; a history of Texas in the twentieth century by William Seale( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Texas from the arrival of the conquistadores in the sixteenth century to the present day
 
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Of houses & time : personal histories of America's National Trust properties
Alternative Names
William Seale American historian, author

Languages
English (105)

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The tasteful interlude : American interiors through the camera's eye, 1860-1917Sam Houston's wife : a biography of Margaret Lea HoustonThe White House : the history of an American ideaOf houses & time : personal histories of America's National Trust propertiesThe White House gardenTexas riverman; the life and times of Captain Andrew SmythThe White House : actors and observersMichigan's Capitol : construction & restorationThe Alexandria Library Company