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The Presidents Club

Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

By Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
Narrated by Bob Walter / 22 hours

The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents—the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief.

The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama.

Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.

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Author &
Narrator Bob Walter
ISBN 9781442350311
Length 22 hours
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, History, Politics & Economy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #30,283 Overall
Genre rank #1,541 in Politics & Economy