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Gore is an usually thoughtful politician who has been an important, even prophetic voice on issues like global warming, arms control, and the changes wrought by the Information Age. But his life and career have also been punctuated by separations never quite achieved, and by bold strokes never quite converted into personal or political liberation.Turque recounts a number of Gore scandals, most notably his questionable fundraising at Buddhist temples and heavy-handed calls to party donors (over which he famously claimed there was "no controlling legal authority"). And these stories clearly trouble Turque: Gore, like President Clinton, plays "games with the truth. But where Clinton's lies have been those of self-protection and survival, Gore's have by and large been ones of self-aggrandizement and glorification." Overall, Inventing Al Gore is a balanced and authoritative portrayal of a man whose most important years may lie ahead. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Loved the pictures on cover and in the photo section; it's hard to imagine he was ever that young. As a mother of three boys, I can safely say that he was a cute little boy, and... Read morePublished on August 22, 2005 by Betty Burks
I'll be brief. I have not read the book, I'm not a big Gore fan. I'm commenting on the mention of Gore "claiming (falsely) to have invented the Internet" in the main review. Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by g-the-amateur
Is there such a thing as desiring the presidency a little toomuch? The Al Gore depicted by Bill Turque is an ambitious man who will do just about anything to achieve his... Read morePublished on August 28, 2000 by David Thomson
This is probably the best book on the market about the real Al Gore whoever you may want him to be.There is plenty of good stuff in this book whether you like him or not. Read morePublished on August 21, 2000