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Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

by Michael Giorgione

Read by the author, with the recording produced by Hachette Audio.

Review by Ryan Paul Winn

Having served as commanding officer at Camp David during the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies, Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione brings listeners inside the gates. With a soft, dignified voice, he reveals why this storied presidential getaway is equally suited to hosting consequential summits and jovial first family gatherings. Although celebrated for solitude, Giorgione clarifies that Camp David’s indispensability resides in the relationships forged there.


Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.