A funny thing happened on the way to the White House: humor, blunders, and other oddities from the presidential campaign trail

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Hyperion Books, May 13, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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A treasury of whimsical presidential campaign anecdotes from the past seventy years is a compendium of lighthearted speech excerpts, interviews, and press-conference quotes from the campaigns of such presidents as FDR, Truman, and JFK. 50,000 first printing.

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

A light and interesting read of politics, elections, candidates, and winners of Presidential Races starting with the Truman election and ending with the George Bush race. If only we knew some of these ... Read full review

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

User Review  - Jec - Goodreads

i "read" this on playaway. it is not the type of book i normally read but i did find some interesting tidbits and funny comments about our presidents. it was ok...not great. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Charles Osgood, who has been dubbed CBS News' "poet in residence," writes and anchors The Osgood File four times daily over the CBS Radio Network, and anchors CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the winner of three Emmys and three Peabody Awards. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Jean. They have five children.