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Confidential secretary : Ann Whitman's 20 years with Eisenhower and Rockefeller

Author: Robert J Donovan
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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President Eisenhower, for whom she worked throughout his two terms, called her ``the world's finest secretary,'' and the record of Whitman's extraordinary devotion to him unfolds here. Although she later became chief of staff to Vice-President Rockefeller the first woman to hold such a position and remained his friend afterward, Eisenhower, according to Donovan, ``was the towering figure in her life.'' Whitman's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Donovan, Robert J.
Confidential secretary.
New York : Dutton, ©1988
(OCoLC)572019649
Named Person: Ann Whitman; Dwight D Eisenhower; Nelson A Rockefeller; Dwight D Eisenhower; Nelson A Rockefeller; Ann Whitman; Ann Whitman; Ann Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Donovan
ISBN: 0525246444 9780525246442
OCLC Number: 17258758
Description: xi, 208 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Robert J. Donovan.

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President Eisenhower, for whom she worked throughout his two terms, called her ``the world's finest secretary,'' and the record of Whitman's extraordinary devotion to him unfolds here. Although she later became chief of staff to Vice-President Rockefeller the first woman to hold such a position and remained his friend afterward, Eisenhower, according to Donovan, ``was the towering figure in her life.'' Whitman's punishing work schedule, which often excluded social life, probably contributed to her divorce from her New York-based husband; compensation came in her power-broker role. In interviews with Donovan, Whitman recalls that visitors to the Oval Office had to ``take an end run'' around her. A woman attracted to power and closely affiliated with two of the most influential men of our time is instructively drawn by Donovan, former head of the Washington bureau of the New York Herald Tribune.

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