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Great, but wanted more,
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This review is from: White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters (Hardcover)
This is a great book for those of us who believe in the importance of words. However, one is left with the impression that there was so much more. Maybe because I read it immediately after the impeccably detailed prose of "Team of rivals", I kind of resented that whole administrations, specially the recent ones, where everything is out there, saved and in the cyberspace, were dispensed in 10 pages. Also, the author is very kind with George W. Bush, making him sound much more eloquent than what he appeared in real life. If he is, and was not coming across- I somehow doubt it, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt- that by itself was an interesting story that the author left out. Also, the editing was a bit choppy, with words missing here and there. Maybe it was my edition. However, I recommended it to everybody interested in political history and strategy, and also, on management and the challenge of running an efficient company, team or administration.