In ''The President's Club,'' TIME magazine's Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy reveal the clout of past presidents

By Tina Jordan
April 27, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ex-presidents are an odd bunch, often political rivals jockeying against each other for historical approval but bound for life by the job. Gibbs and Duffy call them the ”world’s most exclusive fraternity” (and yes, they’ve got an actual frat house, a brownstone in D.C.). This is a compelling look at how these men set aside their differences to shape policy and history.