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Mark is recommending The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple.

“The White House Chief of Staff has always been a fascinating position in American government. It's an un-elected person who can often serve as a co-president, involved in every decision of the White House. Whipple analyzes all former White House Chiefs of Staff and how each of their unique styles impacted the presidents they served. From the major successes of James Baker and Leon Pannetta, to the disaster that was H.R. Halderman. A satisfying read, Whipple takes you behind the scenes for major events in the history of the White House. Any West Wing fans who idealized Leo McGarry should pick this up, I highly recommend this book.”

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