The Preacher and the Presidents

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-12
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No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness. At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.

Author Biography

Nancy Gibbs was named a senior editor of Time- in October 1991, chief political writer in 1996, and Editor-at-Large in 2002. After moving to the Nation section, Gibbs wrote more than 20 cover stories on the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, and in 1998, helped lead Time's coverage of the impeachment drama.

Michael Duffy, most recently Time's Washington Bureau chief, has been at the center of the magazine's coverage of politics and presidents for ten years. Duffy spent six years covering both the Bush and Clinton White House for Timeand in 1995 won the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Lions and the Lambp. vii
The Invocationp. 1
Harry and Billyp. 11
Truman's Rejectionp. 22
Christian Soldierp. 31
One Nation, Under Godp. 41
The Man Who Was Going Placesp. 54
Ambassador at Largep. 63
The Holy Warp. 77
"I Am for You"p. 86
The Meaning of LIFEp. 100
The Fourteen-Carat-Gold Photographp. 107
Tragedy and Transitionp. 113
The Battle for Billyp. 126
Preachers and Protestersp. 134
"The Strong Arm of Empathy"p. 146
The Return of Richard Nixonp. 157
The Courierp. 165
White House of Worshipp. 173
Summons for the Silent Majorityp. 183
1972: The Race to the Bottomp. 195
The Reckoningp. 211
The Man He Never Knewp. 219
Ford and Forgivenessp. 232
The Campaign That Changed Everythingp. 241
The Next Great Awakeningp. 254
The Road to Moscowp. 265
The Secret Agentp. 276
The Family Pastorp. 284
"It Was Billy I Reached Out To"p. 299
Bill and Hillaryp. 306
Mending the Breachp. 317
The Mustard Seedp. 326
Conclusion: Lessons of a Lifetimep. 339
Afterwordp. 349
Acknowledgmentsp. 353
A Note on Sourcesp. 357
Notesp. 360
Indexp. 397
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