Listening to history always sounds like this to me: The son of a poor farmer, he started working at the general store, got on the town committee, studied law, served in the senate and then became president.
It’s all well and good for history to document those important steps to the white house. But do you ever come away wondering, “what exactly did he do to become president?” How did he spend his monday evenings? What were his weekends like? What was the work that he did to be ready to be president? How he spent his time would probably give us a good idea of what kind of work it takes to reach that level of leadership.
Learning that would be of more interest to me, than the milestones in the life of a president. But I guess if that’s the case, I should stop reading history books, and start reading biographies!