We all know how quickly the game of politics can get dirty. But even among that dirt, there are some who actually get into it for altruistic reasons.
John Bolton is one of those people. His decades long career is proof that not everyone is in it for personal gain. His memoir, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, was published in June. In the book, he gives readers a first person perspective of what it was like to work in chaos that is the current Presidential administration.
The impression I got from the book is that the aides/advisors who interact directly with you know who fall into two distinct camps. The first camp has made politics their career. They believe in the rule of law, the Constitution and the what the office of the President of the United States represents. The second camp are nothing more than sycophantic yes-people who may be looking to take advantage of their position.
Do I recommend it? It depends on the reader. This book is not meant for the political neophyte. It is a heavy book, both in the literal and physical sense, demanding that those who open the book have a solid knowledge of the current state of American politics.