"When you're President, there's no such thing as a free ride. Warren Harding knew it when he accepted Henry Ford's invitation to join him and Thomas Edison on their annual camping trip. When the three men find themselves stranded in the woods--Ford's Model T having hit a deer and crashed into a tree--the niceties are brushed aside and the power struggle begins."--Publisher's description.
It is about a 1921 camping trip that Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and President Warren G. Harding took. During their adventure, they discuss love, politics, prejudices, ambitions, and their opinions of each other. The author brings out their human side, their complaints, their disappointments and what brings them joy. Henry Ford comes out as an arrogant businessman who seeks out the presidency. Humble Warren Harding does not wish to be a president. Thomas Edison seems to want to be left alone and does not see himself as a genius who changed people’s life for the better. The conversations are fiction, but still we discover a lot about the time period and the events in the lives of these important men.