THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Mandate to Live Well


Some time after the parsimonious days of Harry Truman it became an accepted political fact that Presidents and those around them by right of election were due a voluptuous life-style and great wealth.

There have been periods in these last two decades when the pursuit of personal gratification by Presidents seemed to overwhelm their sense of mission. Dwight Eisenhower sought out the best links in the nation for himself and his golfing cronies on occasions when he should have been at his desk handling national problems. John Kennedy's social evenings were a lot more successful than some of his dealings...

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