Skip to product information
1 of 2

Simon & Schuster

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

Book Details
  • Author: Michael NancyDuffy
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Published: 2012-04-17
  • Edition: First
Regular price $6.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Condition
The bestselling authors of "The Preacher and the Presidents "return with a riveting new history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents, uncovering and exploring the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those few men who served as commander in chief. The Presidents Club was born at Eisenhower s inauguration when Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover first conceived the idea. Over the years that followed and to this day the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world s most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immortal rivals for history s favor. Some presidents needed their predecessors to keep their secrets; others needed them to disappear. Most just needed help getting the job done. Truman enlisted Hoover to help him save Europe; Kennedy turned to Ike on Cuba; Nixon sought Johnson s advice on getting reelected, but then tried to blackmail him; Ford and Carter couldn t stand each other until they saw what they had in common; Reagan and Clinton relied on Nixon as an off-the-books emissary to Russia; Bush put Clinton and his father to work and they became like father and son; and Obama and Clinton became quiet rivals for the same crown. Journalists and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy unravel the secret compacts, the shared scars, and the private cease-fires from Hoover to Obama. "The" "Presidents Club" will change the way we think about the presidency, for the club itself is an instrument of presidential power. -- Publisher description.

The More Than Words double bottom line: Every purchase provides hands on job training opportunities, and all revenue supports our nonprofit to empower youth to take charge of their lives.

Shipping Info

We offer standard and express shipping starting at $5.99. Live local? We offer local pickup on select items at our Boston Store and Mobile Bookstore location.

Returns

We accept returns within 30 days of purchase for a refund. Simply reach out to us if you have any trouble with your order.

Care Instructions

We are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have at any time. Reach out to us and we can't wait to help!

View full details

can't find what you are looking for...

We Can Help