The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

By | November 19, 2017
The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity Author Nancy Gibbs
ISBN-10 1439127727
ISBN-13 9781439127728
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 656
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidentsthe partnerships private deals rescue missions and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief The Presidents Club established at Dwight Eisenhowers 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 historys 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

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