From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women-also a New York Times bestseller-comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy.
After Serving The Highest Office Of American Government
Five men-Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama-became members of the world’s most exclusive fraternity. In Team Of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office’s current, norm-breaking occupant, President Trump.
About The Author Kate Andersen Brower
Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller. The Residence and First Women, also a New York Times bestselling.
Brower is an American journalist and author who has written three books about the White House, First Women: The Grace And Power Of American First Ladies, First In Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit Of Power, and now Team Of Five: The Presidents Club In The Age Of Trump. She covered the White House for Bloomberg News during President Barack Obama’s first term and before that she worked at CBS News and Fox News as a producer. She is also a CNN contributor and has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The Smithsonian.
The Exclusive World: Firsthand Testimony
Testimonys an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team Of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michele Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H. W. Bush, and the Obama’s fight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump’s attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms.
Perhaps most poignant, Team Of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called “formers.”
However in the age of Trump, these traditions that have been going on since George Washington started the Presidents Club, have been greatly threatened by Trump’s truly unprecedented attacks on the Obama administration and Obama personally, as well as the Clinton’s. His rhetoric has been so un-presidential and so cruel to former presidents that it goes way beyond politics and is just cruel.
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