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The presidents club : inside the world's most exclusive fraternity

Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
ISBN: 9781439127704 1439127700 1439148716 9781439148716
OCLC Number: 741542754
Description: vii, 641 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Truman and Hoover : the return of the exile. "I'm not big enough for this job" ; "Our exclusive trade union" --
Eisenhower and Truman : careful courtship, bitter breakup. :The news hounds are trying to drive a wedge between us" ; "The man is a congenital liar" --
Kennedy and his club : the hazing. "He had no idea of the complexity of the job" ; "The worse I do, the more popular I get" ; "How about coming in for a drink?" --
Johnson and Eisenhower : blood brothers. "The country is far more important than any of us" ; "I need your counsel, and I love you" --
Nixon and Reagan : the California boys. "You'll have my promise --
I'll speak no evil" --
Johnson and Nixon : two scorpions in a bottle. "This is treason" ; "I want to go; God take me" --
Nixon and Johnson : brotherhood and blackmail. "I want the break-in" --
Nixon and Ford : mercy at all costs. "I had to get the monkey off my back" --
Ford and Reagan : the family feud. "It burned the hell out of me" --
Nixon, Ford, and Carter : three men and a funeral. "Why don't we make it just Dick, Jimmy, and Jerry?" --
Reagan and Nixon : the exile returns. "I am yours to command" --
Bush and Nixon : no good deed goes unpunished. "I'm convinced --
he feels I'm soft" --
Bush and Carter : the missionary goes rogue. "I am a better ex-president that I was a president" --
Six presidents : the golden age of the club. "The guy knows how the game is played" ; "I'm sending Carter. You think it will be OK, don't you" ; "Bill, I think you have to admit that you lied" --
Bush and Clinton : the rascal and the rebel. "He's never forgiven me for beating his father" --
Bush and Bush : father and son. "I love you more than tongue can tell" ; "Tell 41 and 42 that 43 is hungry" --
Obama and his club : the learning curve. "We want you to succeed."
Responsibility: Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.


The inside story of the world's most exclusive fraternity: how the 43 men who have been President have partnered with and sabotaged one another.  Read more...
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