As Mr. Bennett writes in his introduction, “Twenty years is a long time.” Much has happened since President Reagan stepped down from office and President Obama stepped up. The world is a different place. Our enemies are now Muslim extremists rather than communists, and terrorism has put a whole new face on warfare. The Internet has opened up so many possibilities—both good and bad. We are electronically “connected” to complete strangers, but rarely know the names of our neighbors.
A Century Turns is told in a conversational tone with facts and personal anecdote to help you get the big picture, not just news clipping statements. William Bennett served under President Reagan as well as under the first President Bush. He was there in the political trenches and his perspective is often enlightening and entertaining.
Most history books deal with things that happened before we were around, but this is history most of us have witnessed live on television. And seen through the eyes of an “insider” somehow makes it more exciting. From President George H. W. Bush’s campaign promise of, “read my lips, no new taxes,” to “hope and change” as Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth president of the United States, A Century Turns is an engaging read.
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