Letter: Godfrey Hodgson obituary

Tony Millett
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In 1982 Godfrey Hodgson and I went on a visit to the US embassy in London so that they could show us what nice things cruise missiles were and how lucky we were to have them based in the UK. As part of it, David Gergen, President Ronald Reagan’s chief communications adviser and a respected political commentator, gave us a briefing.

Afterwards, Gergen brought out a copy of Godfrey’s book All Things to All Men: The False Promise of the Modern American Presidency from Franklin D Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, published the previous year. He told us it was the best book written on the presidency and asked Godfrey to sign it.