The heart of power: health and politics in the Oval Office

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Even the most powerful men in the world are humanthey get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while doctors monitored a suspicious shadow on his own lungs. John Kennedy received last rites four times as an adult, and Lyndon Johnson suffered a "belly buster" of a heart attack. David Blumenthal and James A. Morone explore how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortalityand how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care. Drawing on a trove of newly released White House tapes, on extensive interviews with White House staff, and on dramatic archival material that has only recently come to light, The Heart of Power explores the hidden ways in which presidents shape our destinies through their own experiences. Taking a close look at Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, the book shows what history can teach us as we confront the health care challenges of the twenty-first century.
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table_of_contents Franklin Delano Roosevelt : the enigmatic angler -- Harry S. Truman : we'll take the starch out of them; eventually -- Dwight D. Eisenhower : compassionate conservative -- John F. Kennedy : the charismatic with a stricken father -- Lyndon B. Johnson : the secret history of Medicare -- Richard Nixon : a flower that bloomed only in the dark -- Jimmy Carter : the righteous engineer -- Ronald Reagan : socialized medicine and the working stiff -- George Herbert Walker Bush : stick to the running game -- Bill Clinton : kicking the can down the road -- George W. Bush : bring it on : reforming Medicare.
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title The heart of power : health and politics in the Oval Office
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