Probably mostly because I'm another idolizer of ER, I LOVED this book that I happened across on the remainder shelf. I also particularly appreciate the historical authenticity — nobody real was made to do anything out of character, real published documents were used as they are, I note at least 2 blurbs in my copy by figures named in the book, and I can vouch for Gerber's spot-on descriptions of Val Kill and its atmosphere. I was born about 6 months after the novel ends, into a family where I grew up thinking of Ike as another kind of grandfather and was shocked to learn in 1960 that he wasn't President for life. I love (and hate) thinking how my life might have been different if, as in the novel, we'd had this style of Presidential campaigning all those years earlier. Yep, I think Gerber depicts the kind of campaign Obama ran, which has changed our country forever, and that Hillary, much as I wanted to see a woman win, never could have.