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Second Acts : presidential lives and legacies after the White House

Author: Mark K Updegrove
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the post-White House lives and activities of American presidents since Harry Truman, arguing that the financial provisions made for ex-presidents, beginning with Truman, has enabled them to continue public service, and looking at the relationships that have developed among some of the men who were at one time political rivals.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007540322
(OCoLC)71379842
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark K Updegrove
ISBN: 9781461749776 1461749778
OCLC Number: 1057432369
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Political Science) 2006
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 321 pages, [16] pages of plates ): illustrations.
Contents: Harry S. Truman: Back to Independence --
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Elder Statesman --
Lyndon B. Johnson: Exile --
Richard Nixon: Rehabilitation --
Gerald R. Ford: The Good Life --
Jimmy Carter: Peacemaker --
Ronald Reagan: The Long Goodbye --
George Bush: Patriarch --
Bill Clinton: Life of the Party.
Responsibility: Mark K. Updegrove.
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Examines the post-White House lives and activities of American presidents since Harry Truman, arguing that the financial provisions made for ex-presidents, beginning with Truman, has enabled them to continue public service, and looking at the relationships that have developed among some of the men who were at one time political rivals.

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"Mark K. Updegrove's Second Acts is a smart and provocative look at the most exclusive club in America - ex-presidents. Highly recommended!"--Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History and Director of Read more...

 
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