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The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs
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May 22, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 22 to June 12, 2012

I love learning about history through the experiences of those who lived through it. This book did just that, detailing the camaraderie and competition of presidents from Hoover to Obama. I really felt like I got to know the presidents and understand them on a more personal level. I may not agree with all positions the presidents have taken, but knowing more about their personalities contextualized why they may have made the decisions that they did. The presidency is truly a lonely job and one that only those who have occupied the office can understand. I enjoyed reading about the relationships, especially between those of different parties. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a slower read that offers a new perspective on the past 100 years of American history.

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05/28/2012 page 127
06/11/2012 page 409
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message 1: by Tara (new) - added it

Tara great review! I never really think about how it must feel to know that every decision you make affects millions of people. I can only imagine the loneliness... and it seems really cool that Gibbs connected different parties. adding this to my to-read list!

message 2: by Tom (new)

Tom Cannon Great review.. I have this on my list to read and will do so

Great review! I have had this on my list for awhile and your review helps.. PS- Good use of the word' contexualized". Very impressive. Haha

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