In The Tradition Of The Gatekeepers And The Presidents Club, Historian Craig Fehrman Offers A Surprising New Look Into Both The Public And Private Lives Of America S Presidents Most Americans Are Familiar With Lincoln S Famous Words In The Gettysburg Address And The Emancipation Proclamation Yet Few Can Name The Work That Helped Win Him The Presidency His Published Collection Of Speeches Entitled Political Debates Between Hon Abraham Lincoln And Hon Stephen A Douglas Lincoln Labored In Secret To Get His Book Ready For The Election, Tracking Down Newspaper Transcripts, Editing Them Carefully For Fairness, And Hunting For A Printer Who Would Meet His Specifications Political Debates Sold Fifty Thousand Copies The Rough Equivalent Of Half A Million Books In Today S Market And It Reveals Something About Lincoln S Presidential Ambitions But It Also Reveals Something About His Heart And Mind When Voters Asked About His Beliefs, Lincoln Liked To Point Them To His Book In Craig Fehrman S Groundbreaking Work Of History, Author In Chief, The Story Of America S Presidents And Their Books Opens A Rich New Window Into Presidential BiographyBeginning With Thomas Jefferson S Notes On The State Of Virginia, The First Presidential Book To Influence A Campaign, And John Adams S Autobiography, The First Score Settling Presidential Memoir, Author In Chief Draws On Newly Uncovered Information Including Never Before Published Letters From Andrew Jackson, John F Kennedy, And Ronald Reagan To Offer Insights Into The Aspirations And Inner Lives Of Our Nation S Presidents We See Teddy Roosevelt, Known Today For His Rugged Adventures And Bulletproof Self Confidence, As A Vulnerable First Time Author, Struggling To Write The Book That Would Become A Classic Of American History We See Ronald Reagan Painstakingly Revising Where S The Rest Of Me , A Forgotten Memoir In Which He Sharpened His Sunny Political Image We See Donald Trump Negotiating The Deal For Art Of The Deal, The Volume That Made Him Synonymous With Business Savvy And Decades Later Boosted Him Again On His Way To The White House Combining The Narrative Skill Of A Journalist With The Rigorous Scholarship Of A Historian, Fehrman Presents Hundreds Of New Stories, Scenes, Quotations, And Telling Details To Create An Entirely Fresh Take On Our Highest Leaders Author In Chief Is A Feast For History Lovers, Book Lovers, And Everybody Curious About A Behind The Scenes Look At Our Presidents
Craig Fehrman is a journalist and historian who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others He lives in Indiana with his wife and children Author in Chief is his first book.
- 448 pages
- Author in Chief
- Craig Fehrman
- 11 February 2017 Craig Fehrman