All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House, A Memoir (SIGNED)

Mesnier, Roland; Malard, Christian

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ISBN 10: 208030559X / ISBN 13: 9782080305596
Published by Flammarion, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A fine, fresh hardcover copy in as-new condition housed in a like condition dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. GIFT QUALITY. 6" x 9.5", 343 pages. The story of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top; entails Mesnier's unique perspective on controversies in the White House. To access more books related to U.S. history, go to Abebooks.com and search using our unique keyword USHISTBX or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 984

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Title: All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five ...

Publisher: Flammarion

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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This extraordinary success-story-told by the hero himself-of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. After working at the Savoy in London, the George V in Paris, the Princess in Bermuda, and the Homestead in Virginia, Roland Mesnier took on the job of a lifetime as pastry chef to the White House. He provides behind-the-scenes insight into the characters, tastes, and obsessions of the five presidents and first ladies he served during his 25 years in Washington. Having witnessed major world events from the hub of the world's superpower, Mesnier has unique perspective on both crises and celebrations. He recounts stories such as Carter's incessant battle for the return of American hostages in Tehran, the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Reagan, Bush senior's doubts after the war in Kuwait, and the shock of September 11. He uncovers intimate details such as Mrs. Reagan's bad moods and Prince Charles's embarrassment at not knowing how to use a tea bag. Fiercely loyal to each of the first families, Mesnier's bipartisan message is positive and inspirational. Twelve easy-to-follow recipes include the favorite desserts of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

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Roland Mesnier, a Frenchman and naturalized American, has experienced the highest echelons of power firsthand. Born into a working-class family in France and one of nine children, Mesnier is a self-made man par excellence. Christian Malard, who co-wrote the book, is a journalist for France Télévision and an expert on international relations.

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