The Point of It All

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Feb 2019

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I enjoyed this book.  It's a compilation of  essays, speeches and columns he had written during his lifetime.  It was completed shortly before he died.  A great political thinker that didn't get mired down in petty politics and spur of the moment movements.  He talks about his family and his life in a wheelchair.  He made regular appearances on FOX News network and was a respected journalist.  With a book like this you can pick it up and complete a chapter before starting the laundry or dinner.  It makes for good discussions and gives you tidbits and facts to support your arguments and ideas.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Charles Krauthammer is missed and reading this book is confirmation of that. His wisdom should resonate with all readers. I highly recommend this book.
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Charles Krauthammer was an extraordinary man.  As a commentator on Fox News much of America learned that he was not just a political talking head.  To the contrary, one found Charles’ opinions to be well thought out and always based on facts and the reasons together with consequences of such.  He didn’t care which “side” of an issue he was on but spoke with grace about how he thought and felt.  

This book allows us a more personal look at this exceptional man.  He speaks of politics, but also of sports, death and family.  Whether you agree or disagree with what he stood for, you simply must read this book to be rewarded with just a glimpse of what being a truly great person is.  

I received an ARC from Crown Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion of this book.  That in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.
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The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors is an intriguing read. I will be missing this extraordinary author. 
5 stars.
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Lou Jacobs's Reviews > The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors

The Point of It All by Charles Krauthammer
The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors 
by Charles Krauthammer,  Daniel Krauthammer (editor) 
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Lou Jacobs's review Dec 04, 2018  ·  edit
it was amazing

An amazing tribute to a remarkable man ... an expansive collection of mostly short pieces from his columns, speeches, and assorted original writings. Through all shines  his natural wisdom, wit and genius. This book covers an array of diverse subjects ... from sports to politics, religion and even space. We even get a glimpse into his innermost beliefs and insights into the human condition.
This will be cherished by all, regardless of political affiliation.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Ramdom House for providing an Uncorrected Proof of this gem in exchange for an honest review. I'm sure I will reread this treasure often.
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4 stars!

Honest and straight forward writings from a unique and inspiring man.

I voluntarily read an advanced copy.
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A wide-ranging collection of writings from the sorely-missed Charles Krauthammer.  If you are familiar with Krauthammer's work you should recognize with the depth of thoughts and deft writing.  The only negative to this book is a sense of melancholy that comes with the knowledge that Krauthammer and his great intellect are no longer with us.
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Krauthammer is a singularly brilliant voice in American discourse.  After so many decades, his voice has been silenced.  But, in his waning months, he left us all a gift, The Point of it All, a sort of greatest hits collection of his columns in the Washington Post and the New Republic.  These columns carry Krauthammer's gentlemanly voice, one that speaks to you with reason, logic, and humor, unlike so many of the shrill voices yelling today from all sides of political discourse.  His columns range in date from the eighties through to 2017 and encompass many of the world events that we all lived through, particularly the fall of the Soviet Empire with a barely hearable whimper.  But, the columns do not only focus on current events.  Rather, be prepared for discussions about chess, about baseball, about burying his father in addition to thoughts about Reagan, about affirmative action, about disabled lifts in movie theaters, about the majesty of the Constitution, and about so many things.  Easy to read thought-provoking pieces, well put together, well organized.  Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review.
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A wonderful collection by the late columnist Charles Krauthammer. Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author. All opinions are my own.
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