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Join me as I expose the history, politics and secrecy involved in raising money, building & operating presidential libraries.
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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    A personalized emailed thank-you and access to project updates to see news from my presidential library visits - including new photos and instant reviews - exclusive excerpts, chapter list, and media such as archival films and documents from the libraries.

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    A limited-edition mailed thank-you card I've created featuring one of my interior or exterior photographs of a variety of the National Archives (NARA) presidential libraries, access to project updates and recent visits and a digital thank-you on your Facebook or Twitter account.

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    A hardcover copy of The Last Campaign, including U.S. shipping, and access to project updates and recent visits.

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    A hardcover copy of The Last Campaign that I will personally inscribe to you, including U.S. shipping, plus access to project updates and recent visits, the thank-you card and digital thanks.

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    A hardcover inscribed copy of The Last Campaign, plus a hand-written thank-you from me on an official presidential library note card, with a USPS 2005 Presidential Libraries commemorative stamp, an invitation to the DC book launch party, access to project updates and recent visits and the digital thanks.

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    TWO hardcover inscribed copies of The Last Campaign, plus a hand-written thank-you from me on an official presidential library note card with a USPS 2005 Presidential Libraries commemorative stamp, an invitation for two to the DC book launch party, access to project updates and recent visits and the digital thanks.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A one-hour phone or Skype conversation with me to discuss your favorite presidential library and/or president or any related topic, two hardcover inscribed copies of The Last Campaign, including shipping anywhere, plus an invitation for two to the Washington, DC book launch party, access to project updates and recent visits, a -vintage- presidential library note card and the digital thanks.

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    Give this reward to your favorite school or library! I will travel to a school or library of your choice within a 50-mile radius of the White House in Washington, DC and deliver a 45-minute presentation (plus Q & A) on presidential libraries, geared to your audience, on a mutually-agreed-upon date. Includes one hardcover copy of the book for the library, access to project updates and recent visits, the card, digital thanks and your name in the book's Acknowledgements. Includes my expenses.

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    Pledge $1,250 or more About $1,250

    I will write and electronically deliver to you an exclusive chapter about a presidential library for your favorite U.S. president who doesn't already have a presidential library. Your choice of president may be real or from a work of fiction published in English or a film or television series released in the U.S. Your chapter will contain images and my detailed review of this (otherwise non-existent) library: pros/cons, what's great about it, and what's missing. Includes a design sketch of the fantasy presidential library, your name in the real book's Acknowledgements, three signed hardcover copies of the book shipped anywhere, access to project updates and recent visits, a -vintage- presidential library note card and the digital thanks.

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    I will travel to your school, business or organization anywhere in the continental U.S. and deliver a 90-minute multimedia presentation (plus Q & A) on presidential libraries, with a focus on the NARA presidential library of your choice, on a mutually-agreed-upon date. Includes 5 hardcover copies of the book that I will personally inscribe, access to project updates and recent visits, a vintage presidential library note card, digital thanks and your name in the book's Acknowledgements. Includes my expenses. I am willing to travel outside of the continental U.S. if my expenses are covered.

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    I will personally conduct, on a mutually-agreed-upon date, a (minimum-3-hour) tour for you and 5 of your family/friends/coworkers at the NARA presidential library of your choice. You will experience the exhibits from my perspective and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the library's history. Also includes lunch for your group with me in the presidential library (or nearby for those libraries without a restaurant) plus six inscribed hardcover copies, access to project updates and recent visits, digital thanks, a presidential library souvenir, admission and a presidential libraries note card with USPS commemorative stamp for each member of your group, the cost of the lunch (up to $300 for your group) and your name in the book's Acknowledgements. You are responsible for you and your group's travel and lodging expenses to and from the library.

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