On Sunday, I finished reading Truman by David McCullough. Took a few hours to finish the last couple hundred pages. This thousand-page behemoth took me a while to work through (months with how much time I could give to it), but it was worth it.
I learned a ton about Truman. He was this humble, hard-working, local boy — a failed businessman in fact — a man who NEVER grasped for power — but was elevated to the Presidency to face some of the most difficult leadership challenges & decisions IN HISTORY. Anyone who worked with him became absolutely committed to him because of his genuineness, courage, work-ethic, and positive outlook on everything & everyone.
I learned a ton about the Presidency as well…a bit of a back stage pass. I don't think anyone can understand the pressures that a President is under & the constant barrage of criticism they receive, no matter what they do.
Read any good biographies recently?