By Kenneth R. Crispell

The critical disease of 3 presidents—Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy—as good because the harm Ronald Reagan obtained within the assassination try out upon him have printed our woefully insufficient approach for dealing with presidential incapability. The authors think that this fallacious procedure poses a massive probability to the kingdom, they usually offer sobering studies on how the govt functioned (or didn't functionality) during periods of presidential impairment. the general public was once stored in the dead of night concerning the gravity of the presidential situation, frequently unaware that serious judgements have been being made whereas the president used to be struggling with a serious illness.

Hidden ailment within the White House comprises startling new info at the severity of Roosevelt’s disease in the course of the an important Yalta negotiations and the truth that Kennedy suffered from Addison’s affliction, a life-threatening disorder, lengthy earlier than he was once elected to the presidency. In each one case the authors exhibit principally profitable attempt was once made to hide the president’s precise clinical from the public.

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