Fortuitous events, some humorous, some romantic, others tragic, and still others manipulated at the highest levels of international intrigue were foundational to his rise to power.
You can read one of the chapters on the book's website.
This book takes the last 50 years of American political history, plus a worse case scenario and adds a tale of romance, to come up with a novel that reads like it could be ripped from today's headlines. I found myself putting it down and picking it back up a few days later. It's not that it isn't a quick read, but that the flow is a bit off, and I found taking 3-4 chapters at a time kept my interest in the book better. The premise is sound, but it is fiction and some facts have been changed to 'round out the story' better. If you are intrigued with history repeating itself, then this is the book for you.
About the Author:
Richard Engle is a Past President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies which is the nation's largest and oldest Republican support organization. Richard was twice elected to his local city council and twice elected to the Oklahoma delegation to the Republican National Convention including serving on the National Rules Committee in 2000 where he successfully placed a minority report on the floor of the convention - the first, and most recent since Ronald Reagan did the same in 1976. Richard is President of BellWest America. Richard and Denise, his wife of nearly 30 years, live in Oklahoma City. Denise Engle serves as Workers' Compensation Commissioner for the State of Oklahoma. Richard speaks and writes often on matters of public policy.