Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a former special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and is now a prominent corporate and university campus speaker. A cofounder of the relief organization Mercy Corps and author of twenty-seven books, including the New York Times bestseller All the Presidents' Children, he lives near Washington, D.C., with his family. Visit his websites at www.dougwead.com and www.mercycorps.com.

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The Raising of a President
All the Presidents' Children

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Delay is death - Peter the Great

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, who was hated by many for telling us so much. And yet, the best of what we know of Lincoln we owe to Herndon.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to answer inconsequential, trivia questions and do so quickly.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. M and M's peanuts.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Dan O'Neil, co-founder of Mercy Corps. He did it all perfectly.

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