Friday Book Group: “The Presidents Club”

june, 2018

15jun2:00 pmFriday Book Group: “The Presidents Club"2:00 pm Decorah Public Library

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Event Details

The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. June 15th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss “The Presidents Club,” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: how Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs, how Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966, and how Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. “Time” magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.

Time

(Friday) 2:00 pm

Location

Decorah Public Library

Organizer

Carmen Busscbuss@decorah.lib.ia.us

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