The Second Lives of the American Presidents
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--Publishers Weekly Citizen-in-Chief, The Second Lives of the American Presidents, is a smartly researched, surprising, often witty, and always revealing look at former presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. Authors Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss offer readers entertaining true stories of the radical turns, provocative rehabilitations, and tragic trajectories of presidential lives after the White House. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen calls Citizen-in-Chief, "an engrossing book, Benardo and Weiss tell a fascinating tale," and he properly states that where our nation's leaders went after leading is often "more interesting than the presidency itself."
Praise For Citizen-in-Chief: The Second Lives of the American Presidents…
“A lively, insightful, and illuminating examination of an underexamined yet influential American institution: the postpresidency. Benardo and Weiss show how our chief executives’ ‘second lives’ are as diverse—and as rich in uplifting tales and cautionary ones—as their time at the pinnacle of power.”
-Strobe Talbott, president, The Brookings Institution
“The afterlife of a president, a dimming of the spotlight and a final chance at buffing the reputation, can sometimes be more interesting than the presidency itself—at least it is in this engrossing book. Benardo and Weiss tell a fascinating tale.”
-Richard Cohen, columnist, Washington Post
“Appealing to both general readers and history geeks.…[A] readable approach to a significant aspect of presidential history that doesn’t always receive the treatment it deserves.”
“[A] remarkably revealing history.…this well-researched, opinionated account does a fine job of filling a surprisingly empty historical niche.”
William Morrow, 9780061244964, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2009