Monday, August 18, 2008

And Now a Word About My Husband: Dr. Philip Abbott

I reposted the link which had expired. Sorry.
My husband writes books and articles on the American presidency among other subjects. He doesn't like me to talk about him here (except maybe his garden), but he'll be interviewed on BBC World Radio today about the vice-presidency in American politics. It will be on several times, but here's the link for anyone who likes to listen to political analysis. This is his most recent book.


Naomi Hirahara said...

You're surrounded by geniuses, Patti! Your family gatherings must be something else.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, thanks, Naomi.

Anonymous said...

As a degreed historian, I found the BBC piece a nice change from the 2-minute stories we get over here. The piece was in depth and reasoned, filled with the kind of details that the British might not know. Presidential history is one of my passions. That's probably why my first novel was about future president Harry Truman. Kudos to your husband for being asked to contribute. Now that the Olympics are half over, the real 'games' can begin. Up until Edwards lost his credibility, I was predicting an Obama win with Richardson as VP, Edwards as AG, and Biden as SecState. Now, I'll have to fill my AG spot with someone else.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Patti, I clicked and got a message that the link had expired, darn it. Sorry I missed it.


Terrie Farley Moran said...

Linda, that happened to me a few hours ago but I got it now.


You know I am a poli sci groupie, so I really enjoyed this piece. I agree with Scott. It was so nice to hear a discussion that went on for more than a couple of minutes.

How nice that Philip got to talk about one of his Accidental Presidents--LBJ.

I can't afford the book, but you know I will hound the library until it buys it.


pattinase (abbott) said...

I'd love to give you a copy but Palgrave only gave Phil two. How cheap can you get?

pierre l said...

Thanks for the link - I enjoyed listening to that. As a Canadian who has been living in the UK for 30 years, I am somewhat out of touch with North American politics.
You might be amused to know that the BBC World Service is supposed to be for external consumption and we don't get to hear it on AM or FM in this country. When I used to visit teh USA, my favourite station was NPR - indeed one of my great memories was listening to speech given by Mrs Aquino (probably in the early 80s) to the Sierra Club. That had me sitting in a parked car for an hour. We just don't get that sort of radio here.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I think I've only heard it in European countries. Okay, the tech problems. I added my gmail account to the forwarding function and it forwards there but not from there to my WSU account, which makes me think the problem lies with WSU. Maybe it's filtering them out as spam.