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Short Synopsis
Charles Osgood, one of America's favorite news personalities, offers a rib-tickling compendium of anecdotes from the last seventy years of presidential campaigns.

Full Synopsis
As Charles Osgood showed in his popular book Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II, sometimes the most intense situations yield the most unexpectedly funny stories. And few situations are more intense than a presidential campaign.

From FDR to Harry Truman to JFK to George W. Bush, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House captures the wit and humor of the campaign trail—a place where levity is always welcome. Osgood includes fragments of speeches, interviews, and press conferences, as well as articles written by and about the candidates—no source is left untapped.

Arriving exactly when America most needs a good laugh, this book promises to make the seemingly endless race to the presidency a little more bearable, if not downright enjoyable.

"Anyone remotely interested in U.S. history or politics will find this an enjoyable tour." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Dietz reads this collection of quips and flubs with a voice not unlike the ones listeners might have heard on the stump over the years. " ---AudioFile
Publishers Weekly Review

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House

Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

Author Charles Osgood

Narrated by Norman Dietz

Publication date Jun 30, 2008

Running time 6 hrs

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