"Forget Rome's Curia, Yale's Skull and Bones and the Bilderbergs--theworld's most exclusive club never numbers more than six. Its rules areinscrutable, and its members box the compass politically andstylistically. . . . Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs have penetrated thick walls of secrecy and decorum to give us the most intimate, revealing,and poignant account of the constitutional fifth wheel that is theex-presidency. Readers are in for some major surprises, not to mention a history they won't be able to put down." --Richard Norton Smith, author of Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation
"Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs have taken us inside one of the mostpowerful and unusual families in American life--the brotherhood of former presidents of the United States. Political junkies, historians,psychologists and main street citizens will find the tales offriendship, envy, conspiracy, competition and common causeirresistible."
--Tom Brokaw, bestselling author of The Greatest Generation
"This is a brilliant idea for a book, wonderfully written! AtEisenhower's inauguration, Hoover and Truman half-jokingly decided toform a 'President's Club.' With surprising reporting and insights, thisbook reveals the relationships and rivalries among the few men who knowwhat it's like to be president. It gives a new angle on history byexploring the essence of the presidency."
--Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin