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The Amateur

Barack Obama in the White House
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Nov 14, 2013AlanReynolds rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Read this book from cover to cover. In Oct 2013. Since it was written prior to President Obama's re-election, we've seen the results of his Amateurish stab at leadership as pointed out by this book. The majority of the interviews done by…
Apr 29, 2013
Read the book several months back. Written like a news article you'd read in the Times or Wall St. Journal. Interesting that the Obama Administration hasn't refuted anything written in the book either because they choose to ignore it, or…
Feb 02, 2013HopeButterfly rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I read a lot of Edward Klein books and most of the people he writes about I am a fan again I read and take this book with a grain of salt!!!!
Oct 06, 2012rufus_red4 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I've not read the book but the fact that Edward Klein describes Obama as 'ideologically far to the left' makes me dismiss it outright. Now that we're on the crest of his possible second term, we've come to learn that Obama is not liberal…
Sep 17, 2012jw0321 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I've been perplexed by much of Obama's presidency. While I was never a supporter his relationship with his base has been hard to fathom, Mr. Klein has provided useful clarification. This book deals almost exclusively with Obama's…
Sep 01, 2012SpyderGT rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I anticipated Klein would provide attributable evidence of Obama's alleged amateurism (and arrogance) of Obama. Unfortunately, Klein relies most heaviliy on unattributed comments and near gossip. I understand the role of and the need…
Aug 22, 2012soundguy1999 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
No matter your political leanings this book will make you stop and think.
Aug 14, 2012mikeyppl rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Enough with the Obama bashing already. Maybe what this country needs is to let these idiot Republicans run the country for four years. After that I doubt you would see another Republican elected for another 100 years.
Aug 12, 2012pw1040 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Although many of the incidents in this book are not attributed, the author's methodology leads one to believe that there is substance to them. If so, it's alarming that this man has the chance to be reelected. An important read, no…
Jul 27, 2012
Judging a book by its cover, it has a terrible title that makes one wonder if the author considers Bush to have been a professional?
Jul 21, 2012
Should be in the 'fiction' category; Klein is entitled to his own opinions but not his own 'facts.' Gives muckraking a bad name.
Jul 15, 2012
Very one-sided, but comments seem well-documented. Easy to read and interesting.
Jun 20, 2012
I rarely comment on books but I feel I have to on this one. If what I have read in this book is fact (and I am assuming it is), President Obama doesn't even respect his wife enough to tell her the truth let alone the American population. …
May 24, 2012
I've heard a lot about this book - would like to read it and make my own opinion. Alas, it's not available through the BPL.