Monday, August 29, 2016

POLITICAL HISTORY

For those of you who -- like me -- wonder (quoting a candidate) "what the hell is going on" this political season should read a book called "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by Gabe Sherman.


This is a link to a review of the book by the Washington Post. Before you jump to conclusions, the book is heavily annotated & researched.


I think it puts in perspective some of what's going on this political season and provides some directly relatable history.


Lest you think I am one sided. I also read an 'authorized' bio on Donald Trump called "TrumpNation" & Carl Bernstein's exhaustive bio on Hillary Clinton titled "A Woman in Charge".


None of these books were complimentary.


Then there is an excellent book written just after the Nixon election called "The Selling of the President" by Joe McGinnis.


All of these books accurately reflect this election season & are worth your time if you are a serious voter although I'm sure some will argue that one could be a serious voter w/o reading them.