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The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Nancy Gibbs

*Starred Review* Despite Kennedy-era bigots' fears, the only clergyman to visit the White House regularly has been a minister of the major Protestant denomination historically most committed to separation of church and state, the Baptists. Veteran Time … see full wiki

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Author: Nancy Gibbs
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Center Street
3 reviews about The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham...
review by . November 28, 2007
Given the enormous financial and investigative resources available to Time magazine reporters Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, it shouldn't be too much to expect historical accuracy in this biography. Then again, Time has been an uncritical cheerleader for Graham's ministry since the day in 1950 when publisher Henry Luce visited the young minister, then a houseguest at South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond's mansion, and decided to join William Randolph Hearst's efforts to "puff Graham." Time has …
review by . November 12, 2007
I bought this book for my dad and he raved about it so much, I borrowed it back. Billy Graham is an icon, a man of deep faith whose counsel has been sought by Presidents and world leaders. Although a Baptist, Graham has the unique ability to transcend that barrier when dealing with people of differing religions. He is a man who appeals to all, no matter their faith, ecoclass, or race. The book provides an intriguing peek into one man's impact on presidencies through the years, his insight into his …
review by . August 31, 2007
Gibbs and Duffy, editors at Time, detail a half-century of Evangelist Billy Graham's spiritual direction of eleven American presidents. From Harry Truman to George W. Bush, Graham was both spiritual friend and personal friend to all of them (excepting Truman). With insights culled from historical records and interviews with Graham himself, "The Preacher and the Presidents" treads new ground in describing the nature of Graham's ministry to each of these "most important men in the world." What is …
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