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June 8, 2012

The Amateur by Edward Klein

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 9:23 am
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Edward Klein‘s new book, The Amateur:  Barack Obama in the White House (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2012), is interesting, informative, and readable, but it is not objective.  Klein doesn’t hesitate to insert his own opinion about Obama and his decisions and actions.  Unlike Screwed by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, which I recently read and wrote about, The Amateur does have an index and a list of sources; however, there are no notes or parenthetical citations, and some of the people quoted aren’t even named.  Those deficiencies certainly bring the book’s and author’s credibility into question.

May 23, 2012

Summer Reading 2012

I have the following political books on hold at the country library and plan to read them this summer:

  • Tom Coburn, The Debt Bomb:  A Bold Plan To Stop Washington from Bankrupting America
  • Arthur C. Brooks, The Road to Freedom:  How To Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
  • Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, Screwed!  How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy, and How Our Leaders Help Them Do it
  • Katie Pavlich, Fast and Furious:  Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up
  • Marco Rubio, An American Son
  • Jonah Goldberg, The Tyranny of Cliches:  How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
  • Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., Hard Measures:  How Aggressive CIA Actions after 9/11 Save American Lives
  • Edward Klein, The Amateur:  Barack Obama in the White House
  • Bob Ingle, Chris Christie:  The Inside Story of His Rise to Power
  • Michael Prell, Underdogma:  How America’s Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog To Trash American Power
  • Matt Kibbe, Hostile Takeover:  Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America

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