The American President

Version: Abridged
Author: Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. , Philip B. Kunhardt III , Peter W. Kunhardt
Narrator: Richard Neustadt , Larry Kenney
Genres: Politics, American Politics
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: November 1999
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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A Companion to the Epic PBS Series"The story of the presidency is, at least in part, a story of human personality under pressure . . . "

The American President is a brilliantly conceived and deeply informed landmark look at our nation's highest office.  Working closely with a distinguished group of scholars, and making use of both archival sources and interviews with living U.S. presidents, the authors have organized their material thematically rather than chronologically, rendering fascinating juxtapositions that shed new light on familiar figures: Thomas Jefferson with Ronald Reagan; John Adams with Jimmy Carter; James Madison with Bill Clinton.

This remarkable audio provides a new understanding of the legacy and impact of the most important American institution, helping to bring focus to the ways in which presidents have affected the history of our nation.



Reviews (1)

American President

Written by Anonymous on May 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The information about the presidency was interesting but this was the worst performance of an audio book I have ever experienced. I fast forwarded thru some parts due to pronunciation errors and the poor quality of the readers voice. What were the producers and editors thinking? Don't waste your time!

Author Details

Author Details

Kunhardt, Peter W.

Philip B. Kunhardt III is a writer-producer with Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt is executive producer of Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. is assistant director of development at the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. Along with their father, the late Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip and Peter are coauthors of "Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography," "Looking for Lincoln "will be the companion volume to a four-hour PBS special of the same name to be aired in the winter of 2009. The Kunhardts are based in Chappaqua, New York.