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Author Gibbs, Nancy, 1960-
Title The presidents club : inside the world's most exclusive fraternity / Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
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 Floor3  JK511 .G53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description vii, 641 p. : ill. ; 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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-609).
Summary Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- History.
Ex-presidents -- United States -- History.
Related Names Duffy, Michael, 1958-
ISBN 9781439127704 (hbk.)
9781439148716 (ebook)
1439127700 (hbk.)
1439148716 (ebook)
9781439148716 (ebook)
OCLC number 741542754