Learn the secret history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents, including backroom deals, rescue missions, secret alliances and bitter rivalries.
Hear how Kennedy turned to Ike on Cuba, how Nixon and Johnson blackmailed one another, how Obama secretly wooed Bush One, and other tales of presidents bound by the experience of the Oval Office yet locked in eternal rivalries for history’s favor.
This program includes a round-table lunch discussion with the speaker immediately following the talk.
Tickets and lunch from $40.
Excerpt from The President’s Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy:
“When Barack Obama was hatching his most elaborate campaign video, he recruited two Oscar winners-one to direct and another, Tom Hanks, to narrate. But the real star of the film was not the man looking to win a second term. It was someone who had already accomplished that. Bill Clinton appears four times in 17 minutes ... For anyone who has studied the winding relationship between the 42nd President and the 44th, this is a ritually satisfying plot twist: Obama and Clinton, the only two Democratic Presidents in the past 31 years, are rivals as much as allies. They fought like ferrets in 2008 ... Even today, one party insider who knows them both describes the relationship in three words: 'No love lost.'”
Nancy Gibbs is executive editor of Time magazine and has written more than 150 cover stories.
Michael Duffy is a Time executive editor and directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs. They are co-authors of the New York Times bestseller The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House and The Presidents Club.
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