Raw. I’ve had Bradley Graham’s massive biography of Donald Rumsfeld sitting around for almost a year. Titled By His Own Rules, this book provides an extensive look at one of the most beguiling characters of recent decades. I plodded through about 250 pages, and then stalled out. I had come to the point at which Rummy became the Secretary of Defense. Probably because so much of what happened under his tenure remains raw, I didn’t have the enthusiasm to keep reading, despite several attempts. More hearty readers might plow on, but my heart wasn’t in it.
Rating: Shelf of Ennui
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