Children run Washington
Shows that politics means more than the country in Washington - from both parties.
Very even handed, shooting down extremes and sillyness on both sides of the issue. Highly recommended reading.
It feels like it was an excellent 1-2 hour motivational seminar expanded into a boring 6 hour book - there is just not enough material here. Far too much time spent in an autobiography of the author and the issues he faced (at least 1/2 the book). You can pretty much sum up the book by its title - get off you "but" (i.e. stop making exsues and take action). The rest feels like drawn out examples, though I know more was there - it is just lost in the endless stories or the author and his friends/patients. The author speaks of friends who are "emotional drainers" and that is what this book felt like - a drain rather than a motivator. I honestly wanted it to get better, however it only has occasional glimmering moments.
Regardless of whether you agree with Bill O'Reilly's political views or not, this book has NOTHING to do with them. It is simply a good book on the assasination of Lincoln. It is well written and well performed (by Mr. O'Reilly himself, who is a good reader of his own material). Many will buy it or not buy it simply because it is written by Bill O'Reilly. Remember that he taught history long before he became a political pundit. This book is about history, not political views (except those in place during the Civil War). Even speculations of a conspiracy theory are presented as just that - speculation. I strongly recommend reading it.
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