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Chief of Staff: Twenty-Five Years of Managing the Presidency
Chief of Staff: Twenty-Five Years of Managing the Presidency
Edited by Samuel Kernell and Samuel L. Popkin
University of California Press, 1986, 244 pp.

This is the well-edited transcript of a symposium moderated by John Chancellor featuring eight former White House chiefs of staff who served Presidents Eisenhower through Carter. The interplay is quick, witty, informal and perceptive about the art and improvisation demanded by the role.