Citizen Perot: His Life and Times

By Gerald Posner
Read by Christopher Lane

14.35 Hours 01/01/1997 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781441750297

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The result of two years of meticulous research and hundreds of new interviews, Citizen Perot strips away the mythology to unmask the real Ross Perot for the first time. Based in part on Perot’s own unprecedented cooperation with author Gerald Posner, this book narrates a life that is rich in detail and unique for what it has attempted and accomplished. Studying Perot from his childhood to his efforts to create a third political party, Posner delivers an exhaustive inspection that cuts through years of misinformation and distortions to lay bare Perot’s accumulation and use of power. In the process, it answers the perplexing question of what motivates Perot, and whether he has the temperament and personality to be an effective president. Citizen Perot is an absorbing examination of a man who has become an American icon.

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Summary

Summary

The result of two years of meticulous research and hundreds of new interviews, Citizen Perot strips away the mythology to unmask the real Ross Perot for the first time. Based in part on Perot’s own unprecedented cooperation with author Gerald Posner, this book narrates a life that is rich in detail and unique for what it has attempted and accomplished. Studying Perot from his childhood to his efforts to create a third political party, Posner delivers an exhaustive inspection that cuts through years of misinformation and distortions to lay bare Perot’s accumulation and use of power. In the process, it answers the perplexing question of what motivates Perot, and whether he has the temperament and personality to be an effective president. Citizen Perot is an absorbing examination of a man who has become an American icon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It isn’t often when a scene in a book makes you want to stand up and cheer, but the scene Gerald Posner presents…did that for me.” New York Times Book Review
“This meticulously researched account of Perot’s life strips away the mythology and uncovers the inside story of his life…A fascinating biography.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Provocative…a tremendously informative work about the enigmatic public figure. Chris Lane’s reading is evenly paced and clear, with appropriate pauses so that the listener can digest the copious information.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Gerald Posner

Gerald Posner, a former Wall Street lawyer, is currently the chief investigative reporter for the Daily Beast. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed, a critically acclaimed reexamination of the JFK assassination. His other books include Warlords of Crime, a 1988 exposé of the heroin trade, and Hitler’s Children, a 1991 collection of interviews with the children of Nazi leaders. Mr. Posner’s articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, New Yorker, and US News & World Report. He lives in New York City and is married to author Trisha Posner.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English