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First friends : the powerful, unsung (and unelected) people who shaped our presidents / by Gary Ginsberg.

Ginsberg, Gary, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"First Friends includes the riveting histories of myriad presidential friendships, among them Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, the man with whom Lincoln once shared a bed and who did more to help him emerge from his crippling depression than anyone else; Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, the Kansas City haberdasher who played a pivotal part in America's recognition of the state of Israel in 1948; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Daisy Suckley, a distant cousin for whom the president had deep feelings and entrusted with highly classified strategic and diplomatic information that even his cabinet members were not aware of. These and other friendships -- including JFK and David Ormsby-Gore, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo -- populate this fresh and provocative exploration of over a dozen seminal presidential friendships." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 302.34 GIN 2021 (Text) 33892100755629 Adult New Books Book None 09/20/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538702925
  • Physical Description: xvii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison: Founding partners -- Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne: The cost of closeness -- Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed: Room over the store -- Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: The man and the opportunity -- FDR and Daisy Suckley: Alone together -- Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson: Beshert -- Jack Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore: A special relationship -- Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo: Silent partner -- Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan: Two brothers of the South.
Summary, etc.:
"First Friends includes the riveting histories of myriad presidential friendships, among them Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, the man with whom Lincoln once shared a bed and who did more to help him emerge from his crippling depression than anyone else; Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, the Kansas City haberdasher who played a pivotal part in America's recognition of the state of Israel in 1948; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Daisy Suckley, a distant cousin for whom the president had deep feelings and entrusted with highly classified strategic and diplomatic information that even his cabinet members were not aware of. These and other friendships -- including JFK and David Ormsby-Gore, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Richard Nixon and Bebe Rebozo -- populate this fresh and provocative exploration of over a dozen seminal presidential friendships." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Friendship.
Presidents > United States > History.
Male friendship.
Interracial friendship.
United States > Politics and government.

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