Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents (Paperback)
What if you set off on a vacation trip in search of history--and your destination was the men who had been president? Asking himself that tantalizing question, bestselling author Bob Greene embarked on a long journey across the nation, hoping to spend time with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Ronald Reagan. The result of his odyssey is Fraternity. This extraordinary book is rich with the sounds of the presidents' own voices: from Nixon explaining the reasons for his solitary walks through New York City streets at 5:30 every morning to Carter recalling the sting of his family's being mocked for their rural Southern heritage, even after he had won the White House. Dramatic, funny, surprising and unforgettable, Fraternity reveals the human side of men who made history, along with the dreams of a nation.
About the Author
Bob Greene is an award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author whose books include Once Upon a Town and Duty. He has been the lead columnist for Life and Esquire, a contributing correspondent for ABC News Nightline and a syndicated columnist for both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Readers may write to him in care of firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bob Greene at his best, full of perfectly captured ordinary moments that reveal our former presidents as the flesh-and-blood men they are.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Brilliant . . . a captivating, colorful kaleidoscope of five significant private lives of public leaders. . . . Greene’s writing was never better.” —Paul Harvey, ABC Radio
“Exhilarating . . . Takes the reader on the ultimate road trip.” —Library Journal