Fight House

Fight House

Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump

Tevi Troy

$12.99

  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews

Description

"Fight House looks juicy as all hell" - National Review

“Troy seamlessly weaves West Wing gossip with significant moments in modern history.” - Jewish Insider

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHT HOUSE

President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous.

But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new.

From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern White House staff took shape, to Donald Trump, the White House has been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges.

In Fight House, you’ll discover:

-The advisor to President Harry Truman that General George Marshall refused to acknowledge

-How the supposed “Camelot” Kennedy White House was rife with conflict

-How Dr. Henry Kissinger displaced other national security advisors to gain President Richard Nixon’s ear

-Why President Jimmy Carter’s personal pettiness and obsession with detail led to a dysfunctional White House—and played a role in his losing the 1980 election

-How the contrasting management styles of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan led to some epic White House staff clashes

-Why the “No Drama Obama” White House was anything but no drama

Insightful, entertaining, and important, Tevi Troy’s Fight House will delight and instruct anyone interested in American politics and presidential history.


Author

Tevi Troy:
TEVI TROY, Ph.D., is a bestselling author, presidential historian, and a frequent television and radio analyst, appearing on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS NewsHour, among other outlets. Dr. Troy also has extensive White House experience, having served in several high-level positions over a five-year period, culminating in his service as Deputy Assistant and then Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. He is the author of Shall We Wake the President?, a history of presidents dealing with disasters, which made three best-of-the-year lists in 2016. His 2013 book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, was a Washington Post bestseller. Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Kami, and their four children.

Info

Reviews