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)
"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!" (Walter Cronkite)
Retired economics professor. Looking for something funnier than Republicans bitching about Obama's handling of the economy they created and have done everything possible to keep from recovery hoping to beat the Democrats in 2012. Hard to beat that scenario.
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.
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.
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