The incredible biography is now available in paperback. For over half a century, the world's most powerful men have confided in and sought advice from the most legendary evangelist. Presidents as early as Harry Truman and as recent as George W. Bush have called on Billy Graham at pivotal moments in our nations history. Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy have written this wonderful biography to document the life of a evangelist who found himself in a position of utmost influence.
No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness.
At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.
Nancy Gibbs was named a senior editor of TimeÂ® in October 1991, chief political writer in 1996, and Editor-at-Large in 2002. After moving to the Nation section, Gibbs wrote more than 20 cover stories on the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, and in 1998, helped lead Time's coverage of the impeachment drama.
Michael Duffy, most recently Time's Washington Bureau chief, has been at the center of the magazine's coverage of politics and presidents for ten years. Duffy spent six years covering both the Bush and Clinton White House for Time and in 1995 won the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.