• Star-Spangled Men

  • America's Ten Worst Presidents
  • By: Nathan Miller
  • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-20-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.7 (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Picking America's best presidents is easy. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt usually lead the list. But choosing the nation's worst presidents requires more thought. In Star-Spangled Men, respected presidential biographer Nathan Miller puts on display those leaders who were abject failures as chief executive. With pointed humor and a deft hand, he presents a rogues' gallery of the men who dropped the presidential ball, and sometimes their pants as well.
Miller includes Richard M. Nixon, who was forced to resign to escape impeachment; Jimmy Carter, who proved that the White House is not the place for on-the-job training; and Warren G. Harding, who gave "being in the closet" new meaning as he carried on extramarital interludes in one near the Oval Office. This current edition also includes a new assessment of Bill Clinton - who has admitted lying to his family, his aides, his cabinet, and the American people.
©1998 Nathan Miller (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Amazon Customer on 02-21-16

Fun, opinionated

A nice brief recap of arguably the worst presidents. Narrator is a bit too enthusiastic, taking in audible deep breaths before launcing off each new sentence!

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By Philo on 03-08-15

Fun, easy to listen to

This is a bipartisan roast of various presidents. Historical facts are mixed with amusing anecdotes to keep it flowing. Sometimes one could sense a positive glee in the author, painting a caricature of one or another fellow -- Nixon, Harding, etc. And who can blame him? This is a nice break for me from deeply straight-faced, intensively scholarly works. A couple of my favorites are the 2 "overrated" presidents at the end -- Jefferson and JFK. Of course the listener may find one or more things to disagree with -- I always hope for some of those! I want my existing notions shaken and tested.

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