"Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward" by Charlyne Berens
Brian Gongol

Chuck Hagel's life story is neither revolutionary nor fairy-tale: It's just plain interesting. This biography paints a picture of an unusually intelligent man who has done everything from fighting side-by-side with his brother in Vietnam to running the USO, from hosting a radio talk show to serving in the US Senate -- all without the benefit of being born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. Hagel made tons of money as a smart businessperson, and he has sufficient financial and personal independence to do most anything he wants: Which may include running for President. Unusually well-written for a biography of a politician.