First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power

Harper #ad - Current vice president mike pence is walking a high-stakes political tightrope as he tries to reassure anxious Republicans while staying on his boss’s good side. This rich dynamic between the president and the vice president has never been fully explored or understood. Of the forty-eight vice presidents who have served the United States, fourteen have become president; eight of these have risen to the Oval Office because of a president’s death or assassination, and one became president after his boss’s resignation.

Al gore’s 2000 loss, meanwhile, could be attributed to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment. But things have changed dramatically in recent years. George H. Compelling and deeply reported, and full of previously untold and incredibly personal stories, grounded in history and politics, First In Line pierces the veil of secrecy enveloping this historic political office to offer us a candid portrait of what it’s truly like to be a heartbeat away.

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power #ad - From the author of the new york times bestsellers first women and the Residence, an intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world—the vice presidents of the modern era—from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence. Vice presidents occupy a unique and important position, living partway in the spotlight and part in the wings.

And she shares surprising revelations about the relationship between former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama and how Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump interact behind closed doors. From rivals to coworkers, there is a very tangible sense of admiration mixed with jealousy and resentment in nearly all these relationships between the number two and his boss, even the best ones, Brower reveals.


First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

Harper Paperbacks #ad - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, comes an intimate, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House.

Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller the residence, former white house correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies #ad - Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, Lady Bird Johnson, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Patricia Nixon, and Michelle Obama. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands.

She also offers insight as to what Melania Trump might hope to accomplish as First Lady. Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world’s most powerful address.


The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

Harper Paperbacks #ad - A fascinating backstage account of the world’s most famous residence. Judy woodruff, anchor, pbs newsHour and former White House Correspondent for NBC News. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, florists, and other staffers—as well as conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents—Brower offers a group portrait of the dedicated professionals who orchestrate lavish state dinners; stand ready during meetings with foreign dignitaries; care for the president and firstlady’s young children; and cater to every need the first couple may have, doormen, maids, chefs, on occasion, however sublime or, ridiculous.

Superbly reported. Absolutely delicious. Washington postfrom the mystique of the glamorous kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president’s impeachment to the historic tenure of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House—and a new set of challenges to the fiercely loyal and hardworking people who serve them: the White House residence staff.

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House #ad - In her runaway bestseller the residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain on the world’s most famous address.


The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Broadway Books #ad - Now with a new chapter on the chaos in the trump administration, the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country. The chiefs of staff, negotiate with congress to push potus's agenda, often referred to as "the gatekeepers, " wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, and—most crucially—enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world.

. What do dick cheney and rahm emanuel have in common? aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States—as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, the iraq war, how Watergate, showing us how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution—and, the press, conversely, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief.

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency #ad - Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details,  The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity.


WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside

#ad, Inc. #ad - Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families’ home. Bush, and 14 months under President Clinton. W. I loved my trip down memory lane. Former first lady Barbara Bush October 2017. From january 1986 until march 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U.

S. The usher's office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. Chris emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century. Chris emery was only the 18th white house usher since 1891, and had the honor and privilege to serve presidential families for three years during the Reagan administration, four years for President H.

WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside #ad - The staff consists of butlers, painters, doormen, chefs, maids, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, storekeepers, curators, florists, calligraphers, cooks, housemen, grounds personnel, and administrative support. Ushers work closely with the first family, receptions, Secret Service Agency, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, Social Office, teas, meetings, conferences, Press Office, senior staff, dinners, and more.

Known as the usher's office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home. Government—an usher in the White House. For more than 200 years, a small office has operated on the State Floor of the White House Executive Residence. His vignettes recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider’s viewpoint.


The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

Broadside e-books #ad - Reverential yet scrupulously honest, sununu reveals policy differences and clashes among the diverse personalities in and out of the White House, giving credit—and candid criticism—where it’s due. The quiet man goes behind the scenes of this unsung but highly consequential presidency, and illuminates the man at its center as never before.

Bushin this unique insider account, John H. Bush’s calm and capable leadership during this dramatic time helped shape a world in which the United States emerged as the lone superpower. He worked with bush when he was vice president under ronald reagan, and as his chief of staff, helped him through a contentious GOP primary season and election in 1988, was an active participant and front-row observer to many of the significant events of Bush’s presidency.

The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush #ad - W. Bush is remembered for orchestrating one of the largest and most successful military campaigns in history—the Gulf War—Sununu argues that conventional wisdom misses many of Bush’s other great achievements. During his presidency, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. W. In this major reassessment of george herbert walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency.

I’m a quiet man, but I hear the quiet people others don’t.


Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

Little, Brown and Company #ad - It has hosted decades of family gatherings for thirteen presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to barack Obama, reunions, including holiday celebrations, and even a wedding. Now, we are allowed to travel along the mountain route and directly into the fascinating and intimate complex of rustic residential cabins, for the first time, wildlife trails, and athletic courses that make up the presidential family room.

For seventy-five years, Camp David has served as the president's private retreat. Intensely private and completely secluded, the president's personal campground is situated deep in the woods, up miles of unmarked roads that are practically invisible to the untrained eye. Combining fascinating first-person anecdotes of the presidents and their families with storied history and interviews with commanders both past and present, he reveals the intimate connection felt by the First Families with this historic retreat.

Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat #ad - But more than just a weekend getaway, Camp David has also been the site of private meetings and high-level summits with foreign leaders to foster diplomacy. Former camp david commander Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN Ret. Takes us deep into this enigmatic and revered sanctuary. A home away from the hustle and bustle of washington, and, perhaps most important, unwind, this historic site is the ideal place for the First Family to relax, escape from the incessant gaze of the media and the public.

The first-ever insider account of Camp David, the president's private retreat, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its inception.


Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Ecco #ad - For all the moments of chaos, frustration, disillusionment, and yes, Litt remains a believer in the words that first drew him to the Obama campaign: “People who love this country can change it. In telling his own story, Litt sheds fresh light on his former boss’s legacy. As president obama’s go-to comedy writer, he also took the lead on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the so-called “State of the Union of jokes.

Now, in this refreshingly honest memoir, Litt brings us inside Obamaworld. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of Trump. More than any other presidency, for that matter, barack obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics or anything else, yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth.

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years #ad - Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice, Obama is an exciting debut about what it means – personally, professionally,  Thanks, and politically – to grow up. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. Until leaving the white house in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform.

David litt was one of those twenty-somethings. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. He answers questions you never knew you had: which white house men’s room is the classiest? What do you do when the commander in chief gets your name wrong? Where should you never, under any circumstances, change clothes on Air Force One? With nearly a decade of stories to tell, Litt makes clear that politics is completely, hopelessly absurd.


Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories

Lyons Press #ad - Under this roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, inhabited, and the men and women who designed, and decorated it. Like taking a tour of the white House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F. Kennedy was murdered, was a blood-red carpet installed in the oval office? if abraham lincoln never slept in the lincoln bedroom, 2001? history leaps off the page in this “riveting, ” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus.

Paul brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations. ”. Reporting from the west wing briefing room since 2008, brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter @WestWingReport—weaves together stories of the presidents, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, their families, the White House itself.

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories #ad - Walk with john adams through the still-unfinished mansion, boom and bust, situation room, secrets and scandals, and watch thomas jefferson plot to buy the louisiana territory feel the fear and panic as british invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, radio, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, movie theater, movies, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, Oval Office and more.


The Making of the President 1972

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Nixon’s precedent-shattering landslide victory. White had made history with his groundbreaking narrative The Making of the President 1960, winning the Pulitzer Prize for revolutionizing the way that presidential campaigns were reported. Buckleythe making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H.

The Making of the President 1972 #ad - White revolutionized the art of political reporting. William F.


The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address

William Morrow #ad - The irrepressible martha mitchell, wife of President Nixon's attorney general and campaign manager John Mitchell, captivated the nation with a stream of outrageous interviews and phone calls from her Watergate duplex. Supreme court justices ruth bader ginsburg and antonin Scalia put aside their differences many a New Year's Eve to celebrate together at the Watergate, dining on wild game hunted by Scalia and cooked by Ginsburg's husband.

Years after secretary of state condoleezza Rice hosted chamber music concerts in her Watergate living room, guests remembered the soaring music—and the cheap snacks. Rodota unlocks the mysteries of the watergate, including why elizabeth taylor refused to move into a Watergate apartment with her sixth husband; reveals a surprising connection between the Watergate and Ronald Reagan; and unravels how the Nixon break-in transformed the Watergate's reputation and spawned generations of "-gate" scandals, from Koreagate to Deflategate.

The washington post once called the Watergate a "glittering Potomac Titanic. Like the famous ocean liner, the Watergate was ahead of its time, filled with boldface names—and ultimately doomed. Monica lewinsky hunkered down in her mother's Watergate apartment while President Clinton fought impeachment; her neighbor U.

The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address #ad - S. The watergate is a captivating inside look at the passengers and crew of this legendary building. Since its opening in 1965, the watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president.