Behind the Mic: On Author in Chief by Craig Fehrman, Read by Fred Sanders
Jo Reed and Jonathan Smith Discuss the Inside Story of Presidential Memoirs
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An absorbing audiobook with vivid stories that bring each American president’s struggles with his writing (or ghostwriting) alive. AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith and host Jo Reed discuss this surprising audiobook packed with tales of presidents and their writing habits, and how the reading public evolved over our country’s history. Fred Sanders narrates with a warm voice and clear diction, revealing the presidents’ insecurities, intellect, and often, ego. A rich political and social history of the republic, seen through the prism of books, their presidential authors, and readers.
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