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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail
     

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

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by Charles Osgood, Norman Dietz (Narrated by)
 

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As Charles Osgood showed in his popular book Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II, sometimes the most intense situations yield the most unexpectedly funny stories. And few situations are more intense than a presidential campaign. From FDR to Harry Truman to JFK to George W. Bush, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House

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As Charles Osgood showed in his popular book Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II, sometimes the most intense situations yield the most unexpectedly funny stories. And few situations are more intense than a presidential campaign. 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.

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"Anyone remotely interested in U.S. history or politics will find this an enjoyable tour." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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"If you are one of that benighted handful of people who isn't wise to Charles Osgood's incisive and humorous look at the foibles of your fellow men, here is your chance to catch up. Try not to foul up again!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400137527
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Anyone remotely interested in U.S. history or politics will find this an enjoyable tour." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Meet the Author

Charles Osgood has been the anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning since 1994. He is also the author of The Osgood Files and See You on the Radio.

Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. He has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.

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