Citizen-In-chief: The Second Lives of the American Presidents

Paperback | February 9, 2010

byLeonard Benardo

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“[A] remarkably revealing history.…This well-researched, opinionated account does a fine job of filling a surprisingly empty historical niche.”
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Citizen-in-Chief, The Second Lives of the American Presidents, is a smartly researched, surprising, often witty, and always revealing look at former presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. Authors Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss offer readers entertaining true stories of the radical turns, provocative rehabilitations, and tragic trajectories of presidential lives after the White House. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen calls Citizen-in-Chief, “an engrossing book, Benardo and Weiss tell a fascinating tale,” and he properly states that where our nation’s leaders went after leading is often “more interesting than the presidency itself.”<_o3a_p>

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“[A] remarkably revealing history.…This well-researched, opinionated account does a fine job of filling a surprisingly empty historical niche.”—Publishers Weekly Citizen-in-Chief, The Second Lives of the American Presidents, is a smartly researched, surprising, often witty, and always revealing look at former presidents from George Was...

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Despite their colossal achievements as founding fathers, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe all ended their lives impoverished and in debt.Ulysses S. Grant saved his family from a life of penury by finishing his bestselling memoirs on the very eve of his death.Having failed to address HIV-AIDS effectively as president, Bill Clinton directe...

Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss are husband and wife and the coauthors of Brooklyn by Name. Their writing has been published inThe New York Review of Books,New York Times,Washington Post,International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere. They live in Brooklyn, New York, with their son and daughter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061718645

ISBN - 13:9780061718649

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“The afterlife of a president, a dimming of the spotlight and a final chance at buffing the reputation, can sometimes be more interesting than the presidency itself—at least it is in this engrossing book. Benardo and Weiss tell a fascinating tale.”