Decision Points by George W. Bush

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    Decision Points by George W. Bush, will be available November 9th. I myself, can wait for the paperback, (as per usual) lol.

    In any case, any Presidential memoir is an historical and educational opportunity. I'm glad to hear that in the case of G. Dub, he does not feel the need to delve into the whole life story auto biography usual crap. (at least for his first book) From the video I gather there is a nod to faith, a little life of son of POTUS and then right into the meat of it. No doubt the usual suspects and partisans will have their customary first stabs and jibes. But the say that they get will mean little. As it is for everyone, history will be the judge...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1ep51AIqI[/ame]
     
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    The greatest consevative President that the United States ever produced!

    I can't wait.
     
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    I wish these things would stop.

    The only presidential memoir that was worth killing a tree for was Grant's.
     
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    Heh.

    If I recall, his memoir was not even about his time as POTUS but mostly (or entirely) about leading the Union Army. (??) I admit, I have to read that one yet.

    I'm sure Lincoln would have had a killer memoir but, well... you know... :(
     
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    Up until Nixon, the only president to write one was Grant.

    And his ended on April 9, 1865

    Nixon made out like a bandit on his. And we have yet to see the last of them.
     
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    If the article below is right (and menal_floss has never lied to me before) then my interest in reading Grant's book has more than doubled...

    mental_floss Blog A Brief History of Presidential Memoirs

    Calvin Coolidge's might be a good read to and I didn't even know he had written one, lol.
     
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    The folks who claim Clemens had a hand in the writing haven't read much by Clemens or Grant.

    Most copies of the book now come with collected letters. You can compare the texts.

    It really is worth the reading. Not just for the historical interest, it really is a fun and entertaining book.

    And you can read it on line.
     
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    Honestly that diminishes my interest a little, lol. (but I still need to read Grant's book) I've read all things Clemens including unfinished works and the great biography Mark Twain a Life by Ron Powers. It's all wonderful stuff.

    Like presidential memoirs, Powers biography is of great historical interest, of Twain's writing in general, it's great too but a little off topic. (heh, it's "my" thread anywho)
     
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    George W. Bush deserves to be sitting in a prison cell in The Hague waiting to be hanged. Instead, someone has ghosted a book, supposedly written by this spoiled, stereotypical elitist, alcoholic fop who was appointed as President and spent eight years actively sabotaging the American middle class and patronizing his corporatist base. And there actually are some who will buy this book and believe the predictable bullshit it contains.

    And those who do are of the same mentality as those who believe the Harry Potter series is biographical.
     
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    Ah... c'mon. Tell us what you really think... :lol:
     

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