Yes, there is a lot of information here on constitutional law that I have used in some of my own coursework.
I would recommend the Oath to anyone who wants to know more about our current Supreme Court and the changes that it has experienced in the last couple of decades. The President is a peripheral figure, but the book is so well written you don't even realize it.
Amazingly in depth.
Very similar in style to Obama's Wars. Both have a remarkable range of interviews with the principle actors involved in the actual decision making.
I really enjoyed the story of Obama telling off Eric Cantor and walking out of a meeting.
Truth really is stranger than fiction.
If you want to know the full story behind the clown show that led to the recent Fiscal Cliff and the next impending debt ceiling crisis then you should check this book out. Woodward presents a bipartisan spreading of the blame, though I believe he lets the facts speak for themselves (i.e. it's mostly the House Republicans fault). His access is so complete that you begin to wonder if he's making some of this stuff up. But then you will remember that if he did make it up, you would never believe it. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
As a fellow bi-racial man whose father was absent from my life I really enjoyed hearing President Obama reading this highly personal memoir. It was like having him with me as I drove, ran, and walked. I read the book several years ago and found it inspiring, but to hear it from the author enriches the already moving experience. Though the memoir was written before he became a public figure, we all know that he was harboring thoughts of a future run at the time. And for someone considering a life in the public eye to write so honestly and openly about his struggles for identity and purpose, is not only refreshing, but unique. I applaud his courage. On a side note, the reading is expertly done and pleasant to listen to.
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