Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles
Mark Summers New York: Abrams, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 104 pages. Illustrations. Small stains on inside covers and end papers. Inscribed by Todd Purdom on title page. Statement from front of DJ: Defining Portraits, Deeds, and Misdeeds of 43 Notable Americans--and What Each One Really Thought About His Predecessor. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Essays by Judy Bachrach, David Friend, David Kamp, Todd S. Purdum, and Jim Windolf. One-page biography of each President, illustrated with a full-page profile sketch by Mark Summers. An appendix contains the frank assessment by each President about the man who immediately preceded him as president. Edward Graydon Carter, CM (born 14 July 1949) is a Canadian journalist who served as the editor of Vanity Fair from 1992 until 2017. He also co-founded, with Kurt Andersen and Tom Phillips, the satirical monthly magazine Spy in 1986. Accolades during his tenure at Vanity Fair include 14 National Magazine Awards and being named to the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame. Forty-three of the men have held the highest office in the United States, making up an exclusive club of statesmen and sinners, grinds and slackers, winners and losers, Boy Scouts and rogues. They are profiled in incisive and entertaining commentaries written by Vanity Fair contributors that tell of their deeds, plumb their characters, and dispense the essential dish about their personal lives. Portraits by the acclaimed artist Mark Summers illuminate each of them as vivid individuals. Also included: revealing remarks-in the presidents' own words-showing what each really thought about the man who had preceded him in the Oval Office, an introduction by Graydon Carter, and a foreword by Washington insider Todd S. Purdum. From George Washington to Barack Obama, here is a memorable chronicle of America's most powerful men, combining history, biography, art, politics, and gossip--and covering international affairs, domestic affairs, and . . . affairs of the heart--in one small, indispensable volume. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: U.S. Presidents, Politics and Government, Portraits, William Henry Harrison, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin Pierce, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln