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Playing President
By Robert Scheer

Playing President

Up Close with Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton

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Playing President by Robert Scheer

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Award-winning columnist Scheer offers unique insider perspectives on every US president from Nixon to Bush, Jr. From Jimmy Carter's "lust in my heart" to George Bush, Sr.'s "winnable nuclear war", Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind. Robert Scheer's interviews with every US president over the past 40 years, and his profiles of them, have shaped journalistic history. Scheer developed close journalistic relationships with Presidents Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush I. His reporting on them had a tangible impact on national debate, such as the eminent 1976 Playboy interview in which Jimmy Carter, the then-presidential candidate, admitted to have lusted in his heart; and the 1980 interview with the LA Times, during which Bush I confessed to Scheer his dream of a "winnable nuclear war". Here Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind. Through both new writing and reprinted material, he analyses each US administration since Nixon and, including George W. Bush, offers insights that are surprising - particularly to those with rigid preconceptions about the decision-making processes of our leaders. It includes Scheer's famous presidential interviews, along with previously unpublished interview transcripts and selected previous writings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933354019
ISBN-10: 1933354011
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is the author of six books, including Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography of Power; With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War, and America after Nixon: the Age of the Multinationals. Along with Christopher Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhury, he is the co-author of The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq (published by 7Stories/Akashic and available from Turnaround).

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