First friends : the powerful, unsung (and unelected) people who shaped our presidents (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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First friends : the powerful, unsung (and unelected) people who shaped our presidents

Author: Gary Ginsberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Twelve, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"FIRST FRIENDS includes the riveting histories of myriad presidential friendships, among them Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, the man with whom Lincoln once shared a bed and who did more to help him emerge from his crippling depression than anyone else; Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, the Kansas City haberdasher who played a pivotal part in America's recognition of the state of Israel in 1948; and Franklin Delano  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Ginsberg
ISBN: 9781538702925 1538702924
OCLC Number: 1243011585
Description: xvii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison: founding partners --
Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne: the cost of closeness --
Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed: room over the store --
Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: the man and the opportunity --
FDR and Daisy Suckley: alone together --
Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson: beshert --
Jack Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore: a special relationship --
Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo: Silent partner --
Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan: two brothers of the South.
Responsibility: by Gary Ginsberg.

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"FIRST FRIENDS includes the riveting histories of myriad presidential friendships, among them Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, the man with whom Lincoln once shared a bed and who did more to help him emerge from his crippling depression than anyone else; Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, the Kansas City haberdasher who played a pivotal part in America's recognition of the state of Israel in 1948; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Daisy Suckley, a distant cousin for whom the president had deep feelings and entrusted with highly classified strategic and diplomatic information that even his cabinet members were not aware of. These and other friendships -- including JFK and David Ormsby-Gore, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo -- populate this fresh and provocative exploration of over a dozen seminal presidential friendships"--

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