Whether you are for or against President George Bush, this book is a revealing look inside a man making difficult, almost impossible decisions - decisions that affected the entire world. It's so easy to listen to the press's interpretation of events and decisions, but I feel I never know the whole story. This book let me peek behind the scenes of the presidency and understand with the information available at any given time, how a president thinks. I love it when asked the question, "if you knew then what you know now, would you do it differently?" His answer is "I didn't have that luxury". It is far too easy to second guess past decisions, but in any moment we can only act on the information we have. Having the book read by President Bush himself was a real treat.
In the top ten of my non-fiction list.
I have listened to him before and except for a few disagreements about pronunciation, he is very good.
When I read about the power of lobbyists.
I loved putting this all together and realizing that the build-up to this debacle happened over a 35 year span. I realize that where there are men/women, there is greed. Where there is power, there is greed. Where there is temptation there is greed. I also realized that in most situations people are reactionary rather than visionary. Listen to this book and you will learn a great deal about how our government functions. Maybe time for an overhaul.
I have a tremendously diverse interest pool. Of the non fiction, I would rate it in the top ten.
This book puts forth some very interesting theories. Very worth pondering.
The Asian number system.
I think this book offers some theories that are out of the common way of thinking about America and for that matter the world. It definitely spoke to me.
This was just a great listen. I have loved Jim Dale since I first saw him on Broadway.in Barnum (twice). This was such a great story and Jim made it a wonderful listen. I wish I had a friend to gab with about it. Perfect for a book club. Particularly the ending. Enjoy!!
This is a real ride on a roller coaster. Game Change is a great book, if you like non-fiction intrigue. The characters are unbelievable and this is a behind the scenes thriller. It is bold in its protrayal of what happens in politics. Unfortunately it is a true story. The intro tells how the book was constructed and information gathered. I think there is still a lot of suppostition about what people were thinking in certain situations. The book really reveals how deals are made (and broken), how much money is wasted on elections and how lives can be torn apart and how history evolves.
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