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Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents

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Publisher Comments:

"What if you set off on a vacation trip in search of historyand your destination was the men who had been president?" Asking himself that tantalizing question, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene embarked on a long journey across the breadth of the nation, hoping to spend time with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Ronald Reagan. The result of his odyssey isFraternity. Rich with the sounds of the presidents' own voices, Fraternity is dramatic, surprising, funny, revealing, inspiring, tragic, touching and unforgettable: a story destined to be read and enjoyed not just now, but far into the future as Americans think about who we are as a people. Here is Nixon, in an unmarked office high above Manhattan, explaining the reason for his solitary walks through New York streets at 5:30 every morning. Here is Carter, riding in a Secret Service van, recalling the sting of his family's being mocked for their rural Southern heritage, even after he had won the White House. Here is Ford, beside a golf course fairway, laughing at his startled discovery that of all his presidential papers, the one worth the most on the open market was a letter from a woman who tried to kill him. Here is Bush, on the road with his son, remembering his despair and anger at encountering a swastika carved into the sand behind an elegant resort on American soil. And here is Nancy Reagan, in a Beverly Hills hotel, on the haunting first night she must stand in for her husband after the announcement of his illness. A travelogue of the national spirit that chronicles a quest stretching over fifteen years and starring the biggest names in the modern American saga, this is living history of the most human kind, and Bob Greene at his very best.

Synopsis:

Contains interviews with former presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan.

About the Author

BOB GREENE is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist whose books include Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen; Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War; Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan; Be True to Your School; the novel All Summer Long; and, with his sister, D. G. Fulford, To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. As a magazine writer, he has been lead columnist for Life and Esquire; as a broadcast journalist he has served as contributing correspondent for ABC News Nightline. For thirty-one years he wrote a syndicated newspaper column based in Chicago, first for the Sun-Times and later for the Tribune.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400082964
Subtitle:
A Journey in Search of Five Presidents
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
Greene Bob
Author:
Greene, Bob
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Ex-presidents
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
US History-US Presidency
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
284

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Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State

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Product details 284 pages Crown Publishers - English 9781400082964 Reviews:
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