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This insider ( a one time Commander of the Navy team that operates CAmp David) is a warm, compassionate, insightful story teller. Not in the least bit partisan, he provided a truly human and anecdote rich story of the truly unique place. Only downside: in a few places the stories for a bit long winded. But thoroughly enjoyed it.
Wonderfully written and narrated book that provided first hand and meticulously researched history of Camp David. Honestly I was stunned at this masterfully crafted work of literature. The introduction to Camp David in the first few pages was vivid and almost poetic, not something I expected from a military officer. This first hand account of the presidents at their most unguarded moments was intimate and a reminder that the leaders of the free world are human. In just a few pages the author destroyed long standing stereotypes of mine about several presidents. One would have to read ten plus biographies of the presidents since FDR to gain a glimmer of this kind of insight. Almost all of our nation's leaders were fans of Camp David, and I think anyone who reads or listens to this book will be too. This book is a MUST read for history buffs, presidential scholars, and military officers to name just a few. As an avid TV critic and unabashed reality TV junkie, I believe this book could be the basis of a major motion picture, TV mini-series (think History Channel with 1 episode for each president), or prime time TV series loosely based on historical events. Whatever the case, I hope to see more from the author, Michael Giorgione.