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Has anybody ever read this book?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Maikeru-sama, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I was listening to Talk Radio the other day and they had the author of the book "The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't)". It sounded pretty like a pretty good read, but I just wanted to see if some folks on here had read it.

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  2. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Yeah, it's a pretty good read. It absolutely rips Carter to shreds and actually casts a more positive light on Bush's presidency and explains that, while he flubbed many things up, most of what he is blamed for was either out of his hands or unavoidable all together.

    It's not extremely biased one way or the other
  3. SuspectCorner

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    New Analysis Yields Brilliant Insight , May 29, 2008
    By Wise Economist (Falls Church, Virginia, USA) - See all my reviews

    Dr. Felzenberg creates a new and useful methodology for rating U.S. Presidents. Instead of one single grade as in previous surveys, he rates presidents on six criteria. The first three are internal characteristics that each president carries into the Oval Office: character, competence, and vision. The second three reflect presidential accomplishments: economics, protection of liberty and human rights, and defense and international affairs.

    Felzenberg uses his methodology masterfully to provide his readers with concise, intriguing, and often amusing portraits of all Presidents (except William H. Harrison, James A. Garfield, and George W. Bush). Felzenberg weaves recent economic and historical research into his vignettes to provide readers with new and sometimes surprising insights into many Presidents.

    For example, Felzenberg demonstrates that Ulysses S. Grant deserves a far higher rating, especially for his protection of the rights of the freedmen, than most historians have granted him. At the same time, Felzenberg convincingly proves that although Andrew Jackson was an extremely competent in achieving his policy objectives, his economic policies and his disregard for human rights were very damaging to the United States.

    Felzenberg brilliantly peers into the complex personalities of Lincoln, Wilson, both Roosevelts, Nixon, and Reagan. Unlike many other historians, Felzenberg's analyses of the economic policies and results of the Presidents are well grounded in sound economic reasoning and indisputable facts.

    This is a hard book to put down. Every reader will learn a great deal about the men who have served in the White House. Some readers may disagree with some of Felzenberg's grades for certain Presidents in one of the six criteria or another. However, all of Felzenberg's judgments are objective and based on thorough research. In summary, this thought-provoking book is a must buy and read.

    http://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Deserved-Few-Didnt-Presidential/dp/0465002919



    So... you really enjoyed the book, huh?
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    HH may have been referring to Bush Sr., not sure.

    The station I was listing was 1160, The Voice of Texans, which is Conservative, so I wanted to find out if it was biased or not.
  5. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    I have little doubt that will be his story. First revision.
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    :lmao2:
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Of course Suspect would say that - if it turns out to be true his whole life is over.
  8. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    I am as equally adept at being wrong as your are.




    I just have to work at it a lot harder than you do.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Actually I doubt you have to work at it at all. seems natural.
  10. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    You're only a beat or two behind.... ;)

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