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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I read clintons memoirs, Bush I's, Even Obama's, Reagans, etc. I'll read this one too.


    Oh and I wont act like a partisan hack mouth foamer over it either.
    I hope you provide your take on his book once you read it. I don't see myself reading it (I haven't read anything by Clinton, Obama, etc. This just isn't an area of interest for me), but I would love to read what others thought of it.

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

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    I hope you provide your take on his book once you read it. I don't see myself reading it (I haven't read anything by Clinton, Obama, etc. This just isn't an area of interest for me), but I would love to read what others thought of it.



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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I read them all. remind me in a bit and I'll give you my take.
    You know what's funny, Rev? I'd be more interested in the GWB book than Clinton's and Obama's. I'm serious!

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    I've been looking forward to this book. Should be fascinating. Laura has something coming out in like a week.

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    You know what's funny, Rev? I'd be more interested in the GWB book than Clinton's and Obama's. I'm serious!
    No, that makes sense to me too. Reading someone you generally agree with is boring, and not very enlightening either.

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

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    You know what's funny, Rev? I'd be more interested in the GWB book than Clinton's and Obama's. I'm serious!



    Tell you the truth, they are all boring, I read em to get an insight as to who they were.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Tell you the truth, they are all boring, I read em to get an insight as to who they were.
    LOL That's why I can't read 'em!

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Even if he did not write it entirely himself, it is his thoughts dictated.

    Anyone wanting to study the administration will pick up all of the memoirs. Of course they will be biased and limited-that is a given with all leaders and a great many primary sources.

    I don't expect any deep thoughts from this or any heretofore not known revelations. Even a good ghost writer can't get blood from a stone. I expect the same level of substance in this that's in Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue". That is... none. This will have a similar purpose as did Rove's book, to polish his image for the historians. He never cared about what the American people thought of him while he was our president. This will be no different.
    It is his chance to fight for his Presidential legacy. He also had an eventful 8 years. I am quite certain whoever wrote it will "get blood from a stone." This must have missed your foaming liberal sensibility.

    I find it odd that you have so many questions, and yet have so little faith that a man who consistently desired his actions to look good for "history" will put out a work that puts absolutely no effort to justify his actions and beliefs.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I had no problems reading a couple of "good sized" books a week while going to college full time and working part time.
    I wonder if I am remembering this correctly. During the phase where they for the first time, or perhaps not, but around the first time I could recall, launched a Presidential reading list, didn't the staff suggest he was getting between 15-20 or so pages a day? Of course, I admit, I was skeptical of the list myself, but who knows, right? I'm sure he read some books, but it is not out of the league of truth to estimate that there might have been some embellishing.

    The truth is, even professional researchers have to fly through some of their sources.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    I will look forward to reading about how and why President Bush came to some of the conclusions he did. I am also interested in seeing what the President sees as his errors or mistakes. Although I am a bit skeptical about his "historic achievements" part and look forward to what he labels his achievements as. It is his chance to fight for his legacy as President and try and show that he was/wasn't as bad as a president as some might think.

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