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Chapter 1 of Behind the Oval Office, by Dick Morris
       Don't blame AutoSummarize because its version of Behind the Oval Office doesn't include any toe-sucking. Neither does Dick Morris' book.

       In this example, we test AutoSummarize against one of the most accomplished journalists in America, James B. Stewart, author of Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries and Den of Thieves. Judge for yourself whether Stewart's 80-word summary of the complete Behind the Oval Office (lifted from his review in the New York Times Book Review) captures the essence of Morris' book better than AutoSummarize's 10-sentence summary of the book's first chapter.

James B. Stewart's Summary of Behind the Oval Office

       Behind the Oval Office tells several stories. The rise of Dick Morris from New York City pol to sophisticated pollster to Presidential adviser to disgraced john is one. The behind-the-scenes story of the making of policy in the White House is another. President Clinton's transformation from unpopular captive of liberals to victorious New Democrat is a third. But its most persuasive story seems almost inadvertent: the extraordinary dominance of television, and the money to pay for it, in Presidential politics.

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AutoSummarize's 10 Sentence Summary

       The president. President Clinton didn't need Haitian refugees swarming over our beaches. I called Clinton day after day. Bill Clinton was my ticket up. Clinton agreed. Intellectually, polls offer Clinton an insight into how people think. President Clinton was in deep, deep trouble. Never. Clinton wasn't interested. It was Clinton.

Chapter 1 of Behind the Oval Office

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