Friday, April 28, 2017
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency
Whipple's research is impressive, including information from exclusive interviews. Each president from Nixon through Obama and their chiefs of staff merit a chapter, resulting in a synopsis of their tenure that, in an hour's reading, gave me a great overview.
Although I have been reading presidential biographies for many years, I had little knowledge of the importance of the chief of staff. I found The Gatekeepers to be an original and surprising book, not at all dry or arcane, but a lively and interesting addition to understanding the American presidency.
I received a free book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
The Gatekeepers: How The White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency
Crown Publishing Group
$28 hard cover