• To Live on Lafayette Square

  • Society & Politics in the President's Neighborhood
  • By: William Seale
  • Narrated by: William Seale III
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Lafayette Square, just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, was once the most fashionable neighborhood in Washington. In its row houses and mansions lived cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, and many of the most memorable characters in the history of the nation. Presidents casually walked across the park in the middle of the Square to visit and talk politics with their neighbors. As in any neighborhood, there were friendships and romances, secrets and scandals. Eventually the old houses were allocated to other uses and plans were made to demolish them all until, in the early 1960s, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, new residents in the White House, prevailed - they were determined to preserve them.

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Quintessential William Seale

This story is written in William Seale's wonderful storytelling style. It is a delight to listen to Will Seale read his father's work.