From FDR to Harry Truman to JFK to George W. Bush, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House captures the wit and humor of the campaign trail - a place where levity is always welcome. Osgood includes fragments of speeches, interviews, and press conferences, as well as articles written by and about the candidates - no source is left untapped.
Arriving exactly when America most needs a good laugh, this book promises to make the seemingly endless race to the presidency a little more bearable, if not downright enjoyable.
©2008 Charles Osgood; (P)2008 Tantor
"Anyone remotely interested in U.S. history or politics will find this an enjoyable tour." (Publishers Weekly)
Every week I looked forward to Charles Osgood's piece on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. I was expecting the same interesting stories from someone who may have had a unique access the people he talks about. Nope, its just a reiteration of stuff every one has heard already about what happened during presidential campaigns. No added value at all. Not recommended.
"Great book for an election year"
I have already listened to it several times, and will listen several more times. I use these book to give my brain something happy or funny to think about as I go to sleep. I use soft earphones, and it doesn't disturb husband. This one works fine.
Who ever thought Gerald Ford could be so funny?
Ronald Reagan's quick retorts. I didn't vote for him, and didn't like a lot of his policies, but he was quick to polk fun at an opponent--or himself: not in the angry hateful way of too many current politicians.
I play all the books from Audible aoll night long. Eventually, I manage to hear them all awake.
I'm looking for happy, funny books. This is certainly one.
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