Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 Book List--Part 1

I'm hoping to write reviews of 3 of the books below.  Condi's book was especially good.  Right now I am reading Rove's book and it is fascinating.  My respect for him is even greater now.

2013 Book List
1) Eleven On Top--Janet Evanovich
2) Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt--Christi Paul
3) The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression--Amity Shlaes
4) A Journey Through the Life of William Wilberforce: The Abolitionist Who Changed the Face of a Nation--Kevin Belmonte
5) Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family--Condoleezza Rice
6) Frances Perkins: First Woman Cabinet Member--Emily Keller

2012 Book List
2011 Book List
2010 Book List
2008 Book List

1 comment:

Mike's America said...

I enjoyed Rove's book too. Two primary lessons:

1. The ordeal Rove went through in the Valerie Plame affair, in which no one was ever charged for the crime that the Special Prosecutor was appointed to investigate (Plame was never covered by the
Intelligence Identities Protection Act). The entire exercise was a political witch hunt.

2. Rove admits that the Bush Administration did not respond more forcefully to the campaign of hate directed at them by Democrats.

In both examples we see that a weak response to unrelenting political attacks has extremely negative consequences both personally and politically.

So, why then, knowing this did the Romney campaign fail to respond to the avalanche of Obama's negative attacks last summer?

Rove's book is a good read. But only if we learn from his mistakes. Continuing to repeat them is suicide!