In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978

Review Copy Request

Thank you for your interest in Jo Haldeman's upcoming memoir In the Shadow of the White House, in stores April 11 2017. To receive a review copy, please fill out the form below and your book will be sent as soon as it is available.

Name *
Name
Preferred Format *
Shipping Address (if applicable)
Shipping Address (if applicable)

In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978

by jo haldeman, wife of president nixon's chief of staff

In this elegant but pocketable edition, passionate bibliophile Michael Ross has curated 106 favorite literary quotes from the collection of over 1500 well-read books on his shelves—but this isn't your typical rehashing of Bartlett's quotations. Michael Ross brings together men, women, love, sex, money, and death from such a new perspective even the authors themselves will probably find this book useful and insightful. 

For her first forty years, Jo Haldeman's life followed a conventional path. While her husband, Bob, built his career in advertising, Jo comfortably settled into her role as mother of four, housewife, and community volunteer.

In 1968, Jo's world changed dramatically. Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States, and Bob was offered the job of a lifetime: White House Chief of Staff. As Jo and Bob discussed the opportunities and challenges that this move would entail, little did she anticipate the course that her life, and her relationship with Bob, would take over the next ten years.

In this insightful, poignant, and guileless memoir of those ten years, Jo shares her story as the wife of H. R. Haldeman, often referred to as the second most powerful person in the White House. She offers a window into the world of trips on Air Force One, weekends at Camp David, as well as family vignettes and the growing stresses of her husband's demanding job.

Jo's compelling account takes the reader on her journey from the heady heights of Washington life through an excruciating public resignation and trial to her husband's conviction and imprisonment. In a true period piece, Jo illuminates the story of the "woman behind the man" and personalizes the Watergate experience. Enhanced by her personal photographs and the immediacy of her present tense delivery, In the Shadow of the White House is a fascinating work of non-fiction that reads like a novel.

Rare Bird Books
Hardcover, April 11 2017: ISBN: 978-1-945572-08-1
US $35 | Memoir / Political

[PRE-ORDER]: In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978
from 35.00
Bulk:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Jo Haldeman was married to H. R. "Bob" Haldeman—Richard Nixon's Chief of Staff—for forty-four years. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, and has four children and six grandchildren.

 

 

More from us...


You may also like...