First Dads: A Talk with Author Joshua Kendall '81

Join us at the Harvard Club for a talk with Joshua Kendall '81, author of First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama! This event is FREE - just call the Harvard Club at (617) 536-1260 to let them know if you plan to come.
Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the 43 men who have served in the nation's highest office, 38 have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president's parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up. James Garfield enjoyed jumping on the bed with his kids. FDR's children, on the other hand, had to make appointments to talk to him. In a lively narrative, based on research in archives around the country, Kendall shows presidential character in action. Readers will learn which type of parent might be best suited to leading the American people and, finally, how the fathering experiences of our presidents have forever changed the course of American history.
The book has received glowing reviews in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
First Dads has been the subject of a New York Times Book Review:
And Kendall has been interviewed by Fox Business News:
For more information about First Dads, please visit:
June 22, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Harvard Club of Boston - Back Bay Clubhouse
374 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
United States
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The Harvard Club of Boston · (617) 536-1260

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