May 19, 2009

Inside The Oval Office - William Doyle

This is technically not a book club selection, but it might be classed as an alternate since that is where I heard of it. What a surprisingly great book. I expected something of a gossiping bunch of stories centered on the recorded tapes of events in the oval office. Well, I got that and much more. Eavesdropping of the rich, famous and powerful men that made history turned out to be fascinating. There is little gossip, a lot of facts, and a really interesting view of Presidents from FDR to Bill Clinton. The book seems to be careful to be critical but not partisan. This must have been hard to do, but it works. The book is good and worth reading. On our scale of 1 to 10 I rate this one at nine.