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Thomas F. Pendel
Thirty-Six Years in the White House - Thomas F. Pendel 1st EDITION HARDBACK 1902
Neal Publishing Company. Thirty-Six Years in the White House - Thomas F. Pendel FIRST EDITION HARDBACK 1902 For sale - A very rare 1902, First Edition of Thirty-Six Years in the White House by Thomas F. Pendel. Published by the Neal Publishing Company, 431 Eleventh Street, Washington. Unlikely to find another first edition copy for sale, as most are now in private collector's hands, or in the collections of the great libraries of the world. Condition is good - some age-related toning commensurate with age - Please check photos. Thomas F. Pendel was a White House doorman from the Abraham Lincoln administration to the turn of the 20th century. By the time Chester A. Arthur succeeded James A. Garfield in September 1881, Pendel had experienced the assassinations of both Lincoln and Garfield. In his 1902 memoir, Thomas Pendel documents his experiences as White House doorkeeper from the Lincoln presidency to the adminstration of Theodore Roosevelt. First assigned to duty at the White House on November 3, 1864, Pendel had only been at the White House a short time when he was chosen to be Lincoln's guard. In his post, he observed not only the tragedy of two assassinations, those of Lincoln and Garfield, but also the joys of the personal lives of the Presidents and those who worked for him. As he notes, "there have been many happy days at the White House; many dark and dreary ones as well" (New York Times, October, 10 1886). Pendel's work is full of amusing anecodotes and insights into the personalities of those living and working in the White House. [Attributes: First Edition]
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