Kate Andersen Brower examines the post-presidential lives of the five former presidents who lived to experience the election of Donald Trump, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy.
There are no breaking-news kinds of stories here. After all, the presidents’ foibles and successes have been documented in every conceivable way throughout their tenure in oﬃce, and we already should be aware of many pieces of our history. The joy of Team of Five comes in Brower making connections among these ﬁve men and showing that their love for America was greater than their personal diﬀerences.
Based on what Brower has learned from the past, she guardedly and generously tries to anticipate how Donald Trump will fare when he eventually joins this tiny fraternity. Insights into presidential life beyond the rancor of everyday politics will make this a very popular read for the general public.
... [an] illuminating and anecdote-laden account ... Brower maintains a light touch throughout, highlighting moments of accord rather than division and offering little in the way of analysis. Presidential history buffs will enjoy this respectful peek into one of America’s most exclusive clubs.