Inside the Oval Office

Inside the Oval Office

The White House Tapes From FDR to Clinton

Book - 1999
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In 1940, inventor J. Ripley Kiel was taken by Secret Service men to the Oval Office, where he planted a microphone in FDR's desk lamp and connected it to an experimental sound recording machine. Since that day, almost every president has found some use for recording, sometimes covertly, sometimes not. The tapes and transcripts left behind from this sixty-year recording experiment are a cockpit voice recorder of the presidency, time capsules from crucial moments in American history. During four years of research in the National Archives and Presidential Libraries, William Doyle unearthed scores of White House tapes and transcripts, many never before published. He interviewed over one hundred Oval Office insiders, Cabinet members, and White House aides, from FDR's personal secretary to Henry Kissinger. Inside the Oval Office is the result, a flesh-and-blood drama of the presidency in action.
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1999.
ISBN: 9781568362854
1568362854
Branch Call Number: 973/.91/0922/Doy 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xii, 419 p. : ill., map.

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