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The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
The Room Where It Happened A White House Memoir
Author: John Bolton
As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. — The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost dai...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781982148034
ISBN-10: 1982148039
Publication Date: 6/23/2020
Pages: 592
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
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I couldn't stick with it past the first few chapters. It wasn't the subject matter as much as it was the writing style. The detail with which Bolton recounted every conversation he had in the White House or outside it for that matter was mind-numbing. How in the world could he remember every single sentence of every conversation? If he recorded then transcribed that could explain the level of detail in the book but I don't recall his saying he recorded anything. I think a pared-down version of his tenure as National Security Advisor would have been more engaging albeit making for a smaller book. By contrast, Jonathan Karl's book Front Row At the Trump Show was a good read cover to cover. Interesting, quick moving, very readable to an average American just trying to keep up. Bolton's book is a worthwhile read for someone deeply interested in the political scene, someone willing to ingest every thought going through the minds of career politicians. I'm not that person.


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