From Mount Vernon to Crawford

From Mount Vernon to Crawford

A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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weaknesses and problems that affect us all."--BOOK JACKET.
commanders in chief and their (often bad) behavior at their retreats, such as Lyndon Johnson's scaring the wits out of guests at his ranch by plunging his amphibian car into a river without informing his passengers that the vehicle operated in water. What emerges is a series of portraits of real human beings, subject to self-doubt and overconfidence, physical afflictions and exhaustion, sorrow and heartache, depression and melancholy, self-indulgence and laziness - in short, the same
"Virtually every president has had a getaway of one kind or another, a place where he could truly let down his guard. Based on Walsh's extensive research and interviews with all five living presidents, as well as scores of advisers and aides, historians, political scientists, and journalists, From Mount Vernon to Crawford is the first-ever comprehensive look at this important dimension of our nation's history. It is filled with entertaining and often hilarious anecdotes about our
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1401301215
Branch Call Number: 973.0992 WAL
Characteristics: xii, 363 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


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