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America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President 1956-1980
3.99
liked it
Theodore White makes you believe he was on hand for most, if not all, of the major events in America for a quarter of a century -- and he probably was ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Decision
3.51
did not like it
Allen Drury wrote some fine books. "Advise and Consent" and the series of sequels it spawned were some of the best political fiction of all time. Late ...more
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Sep 17, 2007
 
My Life
3.72
liked it
I'm probably representative of the ultimate target audience for this book. Like Clinton, I grew up in Arkansas. I'm about 12 years younger than he is, ...more
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Jun 20, 2007
 
The Truth with Jokes
3.85
liked it
Certainly worth reading.
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Jun 19, 2007
 
Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972-1976
4.14
it was amazing
Recently, when I found myself in the hospital for several days, I re-read this book, which is an enormously entertaining narrative of the 1976 preside ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
4.37
really liked it
From the start of the AIDS crisis, before it even had a name -- and, therefore, an identity -- it was linked to homosexuals.That's perhaps the greates ...more
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Jul 27, 2007
 
The Making of the President 1968
4.16
really liked it
This book is not just about the cliffhanger election campaign between Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon and George Wallace. It tells the story of a year, ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
3.96
liked it
You seldom find an autobiography that expresses criticism of the subject. That is especially true in this case, although one wouldn't expect to find R ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
The Making of the President 1964
4.00
liked it
A well-written story about America in 1964, when the civil rights struggle was the domestic issue of the day and the Vietnam War had not become the po ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
The Final Days
4.08
it was amazing
In 1974, the noose was tightening around Richard Nixon's neck. In the spring, he released edited transcripts of White House conversations, even though ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
The Making of the President 1960
4.14
really liked it
So much of the 1960 campaign seems to have become shrouded in myth and lore. But this book tells the story so masterfully. It's been nearly 50 years s ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
The Making of the President 1972
3.91
liked it
Richard Nixon's victory over George McGovern wasn't just predictable. It was such a sure thing that political reporters could have written their artic ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
4.08
really liked it
In the 45 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we've witnessed America's involvement in the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War and the current Iraq War, ...more
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Sep 05, 2007
 
Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon
3.95
really liked it
This is the best book I've read about Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Theodore H. White wrote some compelling books about the presidential el ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President
3.75
really liked it
I admire President Carter more with each passing year, and I'm still proud to have voted for him in the first presidential election in which I could v ...more
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Jun 20, 2007
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.69
it was ok
If there's one thing this book demonstrates, it is that Barack Obama's problem isn't that he's black. His problem is he's too green. As in, no experie ...more
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Jul 28, 2007
 
Advise and Consent (Advise and Consent, #1)
4.07
really liked it
I've been a Drury fan for many, many years. Our political views have seldom been the same, but that doesn't keep me from admiring his writing style. " ...more
Jul 1979
Jun 19, 2007
 
A Shade of Difference
3.79
liked it
It's been more than 25 years since I read this book, but I've been wanting to re-read it and now I shall. It was the sequel to Advise and Consent, Dru ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
A Thing of State
3.40
it was ok
If you had asked me my opinion of this book when I read it in 1995, I wouldn't have had anything good to say about it. But, in the post-9/11 world, it ...more
Dec 1995
Sep 17, 2007
 
Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years
3.65
liked it
I read this book when I was 16 and Jimmy Carter was running for president the first time. His vision of the country in its bicentennial year drew me t ...more
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Jun 20, 2007
 
All the President's Men
4.17
it was amazing
This is the story of how good, basic, hard-nosed journalism triumphed over corruption in high places. If you want to understand Watergate, read this b ...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Pentagon
2.95
did not like it
Allen Drury and I never saw eye to eye politically. Most of the time, I could overlook his somewhat blatant bias. This time, I couldn't.
not set
Jul 18, 2007
 
Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
3.80
really liked it
If you want to understand what we're really up against in the "war on terror," read this book. It will open your eyes.
Jan 2004
Jun 19, 2007
 
Almanac Of American Politics 1984
4.33
really liked it
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Jul 28, 2007
 
The Promise of Joy (Advise and Consent, #6)
3.66
liked it
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Jul 18, 2007
 
One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream
3.53
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History
3.90
really liked it
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: The Presidency of Edward M. Jason
3.74
liked it
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Mark Coffin U.S.S.
3.18
liked it
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Anna Hastings
3.10
did not like it
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Jul 18, 2007
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