In what reads like the longest Time cover article ever written, Ms. Gibbs and Mr. Duffy create a sequence of baton-passing presidential relationships, offer a precis to characterize each neatly, and then cherry-pick the evidence to support the presidents’ various involvements. They also throw in needless nuggets of research, like 1913’s being “a year that produced the zipper, the Federal Reserve and Rosa Parks.”
-from a review of The President's Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. 641 pages. Illustrated. Simon & Schuster. $32.50.