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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Gatekeepers by Chris Whipple

This is a fascinating look at the White House Chiefs of Staff from the Nixon presidency through the Obama presidency. The author does a great job of describing the unique character traits and personality each chief of staff brought to the office and how each of them made an impact on the president they served. It was interesting that the presidents who thought they did not need a chief of staff suffered because of that and did not have a great deal of success during their time in office. It was eye opening to see how much power the chiefs of staff have and how their role impacts decisions made by the president which affect eventually all of us in this country.

This book is a behind the scenes look at what happens in the White House and makes for an enjoyable read. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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