William Barr’s One Damn Thing After Another is a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at his time as the Attorney General of the United States under George H.W. Bush. In this candid memoir, Barr reflects on some of the biggest challenges and controversies he faced during his tenure—from Operation Desert Storm to the showdown with Saddam Hussein to Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Honest and insightful, One Damn Thing After Another offers a unique perspective on American politics in the late twentieth century.
For who is this book for ?
This book would be great for someone who is interested in American politics and wants to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be the Attorney General during the late twentieth century.
- Honest and insightful
- Unique perspective on American politics
- Riveting, behind-the-scenes look
- It may be difficult to follow for those who are not familiar with Barr’s time as Attorney General.
- The memoir covers a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of space, which could lead readers to feel rushed or overwhelmed.
- Some aspects of the book may be too political or insider-oriented for some readers.
Learn more about the author
William Barr is a graduate of Columbia University and George Washington University Law School. He served as Attorney General of the United States under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and has since held a number of other high-ranking government positions.
“I found this book to be well written and enjoyable. It provided insights into the workings of our government that I had not previously known.”
“Barr has written a highly personal, revealing and often surprisingly funny account of his years as the top legal officer in the United States. The book is laced with interesting vignettes about Barr’s interactions with some of the most prominent figures in American public life.”
“Barr’s memoirs are a must-read for anyone interested in U.S. politics and government in the late 20th century.”
“It is a frank and often riveting inside look at the workings of government, complete with all the good, bad, and ugly. For those interested in politics or history – or both – it provides an enlightening perspective on recent events.”