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Publisher's Summary

Fifty years of service at the White House in various capacities, including bodyguard to Abraham Lincoln, William H. Crook's memoir brings an astonishing array of personal details of life in the executive mansion. His sensitive observations of Lincoln are especially moving.
A well-known figure in Washington, Crook knew every president from Lincoln until Crook's death in 1915. He was a keen observer and his stories will entertain and sometimes surprise you. Here are also stories of presidents Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield.
A friend of Ulysses S. Grant, a guest at the White House wedding of Grant's daughter, Nellie, he also tells stories of racing with Grant in buggies.
Public Domain (P)2017 Big Byte Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 06-05-17

Terrible narration

I think if a person is going to narrate a book, that person should be awake at a minimum.

Failing that, I think the person producing the audio-book should notice the groggy-voiced actor, stop the recording, and find someone else.

To find someone better, you might just get a random man-on-the street for the task. It's sure to be better than the one talking through a heavily drugged sleep.

Good Grief!! Don't make an audio-book unless you really want to! Otherwise, go take a nap!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Penney E. Hanson on 06-12-18

A White House Recollection

From the months before the first presidential assassination to months after the second, a man who worked for both and three more presidents shares his memories. The author was true to each president and their politics but Lincoln was the touchstone. The reader has a calm composure and is interesting through some of the more boring political sagas.

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