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Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Monday, What are You Reading? The Presidents Club


It's Monday, What are You Reading? The Presidents Club

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy


This post is the sixty-first entry for this meme suggested by Sheila@ One Persons Journey Through A World of Books. [Entries 22-25 in the series were posted at  the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories]


My oldest daughter, Annette, was good enough to get this fun book for me, on my Kindle, for Father's Day.  I love good books about the American Presidency. This is well researched and well written. Very insightful!


Book Description from Amazon.com:

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.






Happy Reading!

Dr. Bill  ;-)

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