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Seale, William

Overview
Works: 75 works in 192 publications in 1 language and 9,433 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works  Biography  Conference papers and 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,713 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 )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 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 )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 764 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 647 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 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before brought together in one volume. Although built in the experimental years of the new nation and altered over its 200-year history, the White House remains the natural symbol of the American presidency and perhaps the best-known residence in the world. The White House tells the story of constant change-architectural, social, and political. The history of the house is a story of survival and growth that parallels that of the nation it has come to symbolize
Temples of democracy : the state capitols of the U.S.A. by Henry-Russell Hitchcock( Book )

11 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 459 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 448 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 326 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House : actors and observers( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 205 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 )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Garden Club of America, chronicles the achievements and contributions of its members, and discusses its role in a wide array of projects across the nation, including the preservation of California's redwoods
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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed by Alexander Parris and occupied by Governor James Barbour in 1813, the Executive Mansion of Virginia, the nation's oldest in continuous use, has been the Richmond home of the Old Dominion's governor's for one hundred and seventy-five years. This book is illustrated with historic paintings, prints, and photographs as well as color photographs
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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovered in the mid-1990s from the attic of a Turnbull family descendant, Martha Turnbull's garden diary offers the most extensive surviving first-hand account of nineteenth-century plantation life and gardening in the Deep South. Landscape architecture professor and preservationist Suzanne Turner spent fifteen years transcribing and annotating the original manuscript, making it accessible to twenty-first-century gardening enthusiasts. The resulting dialogue between Turnbull's diary entries and Turner's illuminating notes demonstrates the pivotal role that kitchen and pleasure gardens held in the lives of planter families. In addition, the diary documents the relationship between the mistress and the enslaved whose labor made her vast gardens possible. Turner's exquisite interpretation reveals not only an energetic gardener but also a well-read one, eager to experiment with the newest gardening trends. Illustrated with engravings from period books, journals, and nursery catalogs, Turner's annotations provide the reader with a deeper understanding of American horticultural history. The diary, spanning the years 1836 through 1894, reveals the portrait of a courageous and resilient woman. After the tragic loss of her two sons and husband prior to the Civil War, Martha assumed full responsibility for her family and the plantation. She endured living under siege during the war and persevered during Reconstruction by growing and selling food as a truck farmer. By working daily in her ornamental garden and faithfully maintaining her diary for nearly sixty years, she found the solace and peace to look forward to the future
The Alexandria Library Company by William Seale( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 85 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 84 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 51 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

William Seale Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (111)

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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