Friday, January 24th, 2014
The book won’t be out for two months, but apparently some special Amazon Vine members get pre-release copies. I didn’t know that was a thing, but I checked the page today and saw our first review.
I do not like or trust most politicians ( I think at least 99.9 % of them are corrupt and/or dishonest, and most are actually dictators in disguise), but the title of this book really sparked my curiosity. Finally, a book about politicians (How to Fight Presidents: Defending yourself against the bad##### who ran this country by Daniel O’Brien). (If you wonder why I did not spell out the word in the title- it is because the Amazon censors would not publish my review with colorful earthy words, believe me I know). In any case, this book pulls no punches as it provides an unusual brief historical evaluation of 38 of our former presidents. This book is fantastic on many levels. First off, the writer has an incredible sense of humor and wit as he describes each president’s ability to kick their enemy’s butts both physically and intellectually.
The introduction: “You’d have to be crazy to want this job” emphasizes the type of person who would be nuts enough to want to be President of the United States. He moves on to one of the toughest presidents both physically and intellectually. Out first president, George Washington was tough on the battle field and as president. Some of the many other American Presidents he covers include: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. The author has really researched these presidents and provides a lot of information which many people may not know about some of these politicians. This book is informative, irreverent, unique and even hilarious at times.
Just a word of caution to those poor souls who get might get upset at reading certain colorful and earthy words describing some of our president’s physical toughness and lusty ways, GET OVER IT! One of the things that I loved about this book is how the author described each president in such a way that they seemed to come alive. Many of them seem like regular people who you could go out and have a beer with, and even possibly engage in a friendly fist fight over their political philosophy. Personally, there are only a few that I might be worried about in a real fight, but you should keep in mind that one of my nick names in my younger days was “Mad Dog.”
In conclusion, if you want to read a true fun and enjoyable book about some of our presidents, you need to check out this volume. I loved it. It is a well-written and expertly researched volume.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Never Trust a Politician: A critical review of politics and politicians)
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