Team of five : the presidents club in the age of Trump / Kate Andersen Brower
Book | Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2020 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references (pages [275]-301) and index.
Contents
Prologue: "I'm a different kind of president" -- The peaceful transfer of power -- The unwritten rules of the club -- Unexpected friendships -- The hangover -- Cashing in -- Redemption -- America's pyramids and the weight of legacy -- The First Ladies circle -- "Weird shit" strikes the president's club -- Trump in the clubhouse -- And then there were four -- Epilogue: Getting off the stage.
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women--also a New York Times bestseller--comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy. After serving the highest office of American government, five men--Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office's current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump. With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H. W. Bush, and the Obamas' flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump's inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump's attempts to undo their accomplishments. Although they must grapple with the inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in he world, these men, and their wives, have found ways to become influential political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called formers.
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ISBN
9780062668974 (hardcover)
0062668978 (hardcover)
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