A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House

  • by Charles Osgood
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Charles Osgood showed in his popular book Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II, sometimes the most intense situations yield the most unexpectedly funny stories. And few situations are more intense than a presidential campaign.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.

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What the Critics Say

"Anyone remotely interested in U.S. history or politics will find this an enjoyable tour." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Don't bother

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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- jeffrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio