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Jogging Through History

Bill Bennett’s A Century Turns is out this week, and it is an entertaining read. The book will especially reward those who peruse the footnotes at the bottom of the pages (marked by asterisks throughout) as they contain Bennett’s funniest, most personal, and often most biting asides. My favorite is about Bill’s experience jogging with Pres. George H. W. Bush. After the jog, reporters shouted questions at Bennett, but he was too out of breath from maintaining the presidential pace to reply, so Bush — 19 years older but fresh as a daisy — jumped in and saved him with a non-gasping answer while Bennett recovered.

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