Synopses & Reviews
"Thank You, Mr. President."
From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton comes a privileged glimpse into the White House -- and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press.
Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter from her earliest years. She turned a copy-aide job at the Washington Daily News into a powerful and successful career spanning thirty-seven years and eight U.S. presidents. Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961. Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with "Thank you. Mr. President." She was also the first female president of the White House Correspondents Association and the first woman member, later president, of the Gridiron Club.
In this revealing memoir, which includes hundreds of anecdotes, observations, and personal details. Thomas looks back on a career spent with presidents at home and abroad, on the ground and in the air. Providing a unique view of the past four decades of presidential history. Front Row at the White House offers a seasoned study of the relationship between the chief executive officer and the press -- a relationship that is sometimes uneasy, sometimes playful, yet always integral to the democratic process.
Wonderful....Front Row at the White House is a terrific read.
Helen Thomas's account of her days as a reporter, the people she's covered, the history she's witnessed, of course makes a fascinating read.
About the Author
is the dean of the White House press corps. She is the recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees and in 1998 was the first recipient of a prize established in her name by the White House Correspondents Association; the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of one previous book. Dateline: White House,
and lives in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
2. Washington: The Early Years
3. A Little Rebellion Now and Then
4. New Frontiers
5. Where Everybody Knows My Name
6. Access Denied
7. "And I'd Like a Follow-up"
8. Not Exactly Nine to Five
9. On the Road
10. "She Told the Truth"
12. The Smallest Sorority
13. "A Splendid Misery"
14. Short Takes on Long Views