The Presidents Club
Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
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The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama.
Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Couldn’t put it down.
Nancy and Michael have done a masterful job at weaving the chronology of events with the personal and formal relations between our Presidents.
Well done and thanks for the fun read, I literally could not put it down and now my wife is afflicted as well.
Excellent book, full of great tidbits that weave a wonderful story of history. I can't wait (and truly hope) for honest reviews from the main characters in the story. They must by now have read it.
This is an excellent book. It gives insight into one of the toughest jobs in the world. I couldn't put it down.