Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Century Turns-New Hopes, New Fears by William J. Bennett

I recently had the chance to experience the great feeling that continually happens with books.  The one where you read the entire book, and slowly close the book, thinking about the great and bad parts of the book you finished.  The books name was A Century Turns-New Hopes, New Fears written by William J. Bennett.  Before I go any further I'll give you a forewarning, this is not an easy read.  This is something that deals with real-world situations and has some mature themes.  It was not a Christian book particularly, though it wasn't against Christians by any means.  There were around three curse words in the book, mostly in quotes; so if that's something that will upset you then I suggest you do not read the book.  Without further ado here's my take on the book:

What's happened to our country?  It seemed such little time ago that there wasn't such terrible corruption in the capitol; before the war on terror began; before scandals broke out across the nation with all kind of huge figures.  What happened?  William Bennett discusses in great detail the last twenty years as a country.  

I’m not going to lie; the book was pretty boring in some places.  This is simply my opinion however.  I know people who would read this kind of book in four-hour plane ride.  Political non-fiction  simply fails to captivate me-not to say I don't enjoy it however.  Besides that, the book was great.  Bennett summarizes and explains what’s happened with precision.  He never misses a chance to give the reader something interesting to think about.

He covers all the presidential, as well as some congressional, elections with extreme detail.  Telling me everything that happened with unmatched detail since he had known many of the candidates and had talked to them before writing this book during the elections.  He also covered the war on terrorism, talking about attacks during Bush, Clinton, and again Bush’s administration.  He also discusses a few of the current issues going around with the current administration and congress. 

Overall, it was a great book.  A great addition on the bookshelf.  I would definitely recommend it.

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