Monday, January 23, 2012

Take a look at the lives of political leaders with these new biographical bestsellers

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington by Condoleezza Rice

Glenn Kessler –

…Rice looks back, offering unexpected candor about her tenure as national security adviser in Bush's first term and as secretary of state…In many ways, this is the first serious memoir of the Bush presidency…it is a comprehensive look at the foreign policy strategy carved out by the president and his aides, but without the usual score-setting typical of such tomes. And although Rice defends many key decisions, most especially the choice to invade Iraq, she also acknowledges the mistakes and missteps made along the way…[she] has acquitted herself well in telling her side of the story…
—The Washington Post

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin by Joe McGinniss

From Barnes & Noble –

Love her; hate her; but there is no way to ignore Sarah Palin. Ever since the day in 2008 that presidential candidate John McCain named her as his running mate, the now former Alaska governor and her friends and enemies have been electrifying the airways: Google her and 122,000,000 listings pop up. Few people, however, have been watching the self-proclaimed Rogue more attentively than top-selling political author Joe McGinniss (The Selling of the President). His on-the-ground coverage of her began during the campaign and continued up close after her vice presidential defeat; in fact, McGinniss rented a house adjoining her's as recently as last year. In The Rogue, he continues his search for the real Sarah Palin.

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