Partner to Power: The Secret World of Presidents and Their Most Trusted Advisers

Partner to Power: The Secret World of Presidents and Their Most Trusted Advisers

by K. Ward Cummings


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633883154
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 815,878
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

K. Ward Cummings is a former senior adviser to members of Congress. Before coming to Congress, he was director of the Division of International and Intergovermental Relations for the Maryland state government. He is a board member of the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship, a nonprofit that helps to secure government internships for young professionals. Formerly, he was a senior adviser to the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA), where he helped create the Capitol Leaders Program, a collaboration between Harvard University's Program on Negotiation and PSA to teach negotiation and conflict-resolution skills to senior congressional staffers. In addition, he was a member of the National Journal Group's Policymakers Council.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note: How to Read This Book 7

Introduction 9

Prologue William McKinley George Cortelyou 15

Chapter 1 George Washington & Alexander Hamilton 21

Chapter 2 Abraham Lincoln & William Seward 43

Chapter 3 Woodrow Wilson & Edward House 67

Chapter 4 Franklin Roosevelt & Louis Howe 91

Chapter 5 Harry Truman & Clark Clifford 113

Chapier 6 Dwight Eisenhower & Sherman Adams 137

Chapter 7 Ronald Reagan & "The Troika" 157

Chapter 8 Bill Clinton & Hillary Rodham Clinton 177

Chapter 9 George W. Bush & Dick Cheney 203

Epilogue: Reconsidering the Vice President 233

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 243

Index 265

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