Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.

Leave a link to your post.  If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.


The Founding Fathers would be appalled by the modern presidency.
-- The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama by Steven F. Hayward.

This is exactly what I need for a refresher course on 20th+ Century Presidents. Hayward is as witty and irreverent as ever. And he gets right to the point with his system of grading US Presidents on how strictly they adhered to their oath to uphold the Constitution.  I'm learning while I'm laughing.


  1. This one sounds like a significant book! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It´s an interesting beginning.
    Thanks for hosting BBF! :D

  3. Haha! Love that first line!

  4. This sounds like a book I'd like. Going to look for it!

  5. Hi Gilion,

    Love those first lines, so straight to the point, no messing!

    I think that there should be a book like this for every country, because governments the world over fail to uphold their election promises and their constitutional pledges.

    Thanks for hosting and not too much laughter as you read this one please!!

    Have a good weekend,


  6. Hi - I found your meme from my friend Mary (BookFan Mary) and thought I'd join in the fun! The book you are reading sounds like something my hubby would like! I'll have to tell him about it!

    Happy Reading!

  7. this does sound like a good one. I love the title! Happy reading!

  8. Sounds like an interesting read! Hope you are enjoying it.

  9. This sounds like a very interesting book, even though I am not American. I bet the first sentence tells the truth, too.

  10. Excellent first sentence!

  11. haha! learn and laugh, thats how it should be! :) happy weekend!

  12. I gotta have this one. I am a S. Hayward fan................P.J.


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