Nancy Gibbs talks about her bestselling book The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
In The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity, two top journalists and bestselling authors present a fascinating, news-making account of the personal and political relationships among America's modern presidents as well as a new lens through which to view both American history and the presidency itself. Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy draw upon newly revealed documents and hundreds of interviews to portray the complex emotions that have bound these men to one another and the unique office in which they have served. Gibbs and Duffy explore how each president came to realize the club's value; how each used the club not only for his own purposes and often the good of the country, but to preserve and strengthen the power of the office; and how the existence of the club has changed the course of history, from Truman to Obama.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nancy Gibbs is the deputy managing editor of TIME magazine and coauthor with Michael Duffy of the New York Times bestseller The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House. Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country, she is the author of more than 150 TIME cover stories. Her story for the special issue on September 11, 2001, won the National Magazine Award, and she was the lead TIME writer on virtually every news event from Oklahoma City to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the last five presidential campaigns; after the 2008 election, Politico.com described her as "the poet laureate of presidents." She is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, including "Today," "Good Morning America," the "CBS Evening News," "Charlie Rose," and "NewsHour" on PBS.
Michael Duffy is a TIME executive editor and directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for the magazine. He is the coauthor with Nancy Gibbs of the New York Times bestseller The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House. He joined TIME in 1985 as a Pentagon correspondent and ever since has covered Congress, the White House, national politics and national security. He has appeared regularly on PBS's "Washington Week" for the past fifteen years.