The Preacher and the Presidents

Billy Graham in the White House
By Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy (Trade Paperback, 2008)
No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness.

At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.

No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness.

At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.

Nancy Gibbs was named a senior editor of Time? in October 1991, chief political writer in 1996, and Editor-at-Large in 2002. After moving to the Nation section, Gibbs wrote more than 20 cover stories on the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, and in 1998, helped lead Time's coverage of the impeachment drama.

Michael Duffy, most recently Time's Washington Bureau chief, has been at the center of the magazine's coverage of politics and presidents for ten years. Duffy spent six years covering both the Bush and Clinton White House for Time and in 1995 won the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

Product Details

The Preacher and the Presidents
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781599951041
  • On Sale Date: 06/12/2008
The Preacher and the Presidents