Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House

Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House

by Helen Thomas

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Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House by Helen Thomas

In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal chronicle of the American presidency. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an astounding nine presidential administrations — from Kennedy through George W. Bush — endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President" at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Here, in a riveting chapter for each administration she has covered, Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief and their families. She tells about Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the memorable invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. As entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself, Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President is a unique glimpse into presidential history.

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ISBN-13: 9780743202268
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 04/22/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,250,308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House press corps. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. The author of Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President; Front Row at the White House; and Dateline: White House, she lives in Washington, D.C., where she writes a syndicated column for Hearst.

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