Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Wisdom From the Oval Office

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review - Wisdom From the Oval Office

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Wisdom From the Oval Office

About the Book
This is the first comprehensive book that reveals how America's presidents weighed in on major issues, such as honesty, love, commitment, evil, tyranny, freedom, etc. Speakers, writers, and students of all ages will find this a must-have addition to their libraries. The quotes are offered in multiple locations, so that readers can use them for a variety of references. Such cross-referencing gives the reader ease and flexibility in locating and using these fascinating insights into America's past and present heads of state. The author has revealed the broad sweep of life that engaged our country's leaders and reflects how their quotations are as relevant today as they were when originally given.

About the Author
Pierce Word was born in Chicago and completed his BA in Middle Eastern Studies at the American University in Cairo. Upon returning to the States, he pursued graduate studies at the University of Chicago, as well as Boston University. Over a 3 year period, he researched and cross-referenced speeches, letters and diaries of the American presidents, and compiled a collection of presidential quotations, the largest published collection to date. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

My Take on the Book
You can learn so much from the words of our past Presidents, not only about them as men and statesmen but also as what their words said about the times at which they led. The chapters were well set up and you get to learn so much about each of the Presidents. You get to see their character, beliefs, values and so much more. As someone who has enjoyed reading the biographies of the Presidents, I have to say that this book was a great reference and one of the most complete quote books of the Presidents that I have seen. There were quotes that you will know, but many that are more obscure and with the book's chapters broken down into specific areas of the government and national interests it made the book even more interesting. This book was a great reference that I know I will refer back to often!
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Maggie said...

I LOVE this book!
A Must for history buffs!!
Shed a more holistic light on the Presidents.

Thomas White said...

Just purchased one for my brother as well!