Cover image for Hugh Sidey's profiles of the presidents : from FDR to Clinton with TIME Magazine's veteran White House correspondent.
Hugh Sidey's profiles of the presidents : from FDR to Clinton with TIME Magazine's veteran White House correspondent.
Sidey, Hugh.
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Boston : Little, Brown, 2000.
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vi, 186 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
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Includes index.

At head of title: TIME.

" A Bulfinch Press book."
Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Harry S. Truman -- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- John F. Kennedy -- Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Richard Milhous Nixon -- Gerald R. Ford -- Jimmy Carter -- Ronald W. Reagan -- George W. Bush -- William J. Clinton.
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For 43 years, Hugh Sidey has been reporting on the White House for "Time, Inc". Nobody understands the complex interplay of personality and power in the Oval Office or writes about it with as much vitality and depth of experience. Lavishly illustrated with photos from "Time" magazine's archives, this is a bracing and intimate view of our last 11 presidents, from FDR to Bill Clinton. 268 photos.

Author Notes

Hugh Sidey joined the LIFE magazine staff in 1955 & began reporting on the White House in 1957. He has been writing his column "The Presidency" for TIME since 1966. Sidey has served as the president of the White House Historical Association since 1998 & in 2000 was featured as the narrator & interviewer in the popular PBS television series The American President.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Sidey has written his "The Presidency" column for Time magazine since 1966, and in Profiles of the Presidents he shares anecdotes about the human side of the presidents, from FDR to Clinton. Each president receives two columns, which have weathered well, and a retrospective piece. Among the many incisive columns is a touching remembrance of the dedication of the FDR monument and Sidey's personal favorite about Truman's 1948 "whistle-stop" campaign. Hundreds of pictures from Time-Life include Richard Nixon improving his respectable 180 bowling average and Lyndon Johnson howling a duet with his Yorkie, Yuki. This warm remembrance belongs in all public libraries and on all politically inclined coffee tables. The more scholarly Campaigns is recommended for most public libraries. Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.