Jo, you have a story to tell.
— H. R. Haldeman
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. 

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

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 | Political / Memoir

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Jo Haldeman has traced her journey—the highs and lows—during some very challenging and consequential times. It is an inspiring story. Our friend Jo is a strong, steady, and devoted woman, and she tells her story with love, with wisdom, and with perspective.
— Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld
This book is a story about service, the temptations of power, and the power of love. It should be required reading for Washington wives and, maybe more importantly, their husbands.
— Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Being Nixon
When President Nixon had blue hearts created for his senior advisors to recognize their ‘valor in times of stress,’ he should have included a heart for Bob’s wife, Jo. Always present with her camera and her geniune warmth, Jo was—and still is—a class act. In this memoir, she shares what it was like to be the woman behind the man behind the president.
— Henry Kissinger
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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.

 

 

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