Part VII. The Great House Endures
The final chapter of Our White House begins with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. “Part VII. The Great House Endures” aims its lens on the transition from the late twentieth century into the twenty first using poetry and prose, original artwork, and photography. Read President Carter’s thoughts on managing the Iran hostage crisis, President Ronald Reagan’s farewell address, and a personal letter from President George H.W. Bush to his children in which he reflects on the nature of good vs. evil in determining America’s response to the aggressive actions of Iraq’s dictator in Kuwait. Also included are an imagined interview for a Secret Service agent, an interview excerpt with Vice President Dick Cheney regarding the events of 9/11, a sketch journal by illustrator David Small on what happens behind the scenes at the White House, and a game board created by illustrator Bob Kolar featuring images of all our presidents. Part VII of the paperback version of Our White House also includes a poem and illustration commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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The table of contents for Part VII of Our White House is listed below. To the right of each article or illustration title, in the “Read More” column, are links to relevant, supplemental content on this website to help you expand the educational potential of the book’s contents.