The Wizard of Sacramento

Governor Jerry Brown

Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
50 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Wizard of Sacramento: Governor Jerry Brown is a short work of non-fiction in the sub-genre focusing on government and politics, and was penned by author William Smithers. As the title suggests, this concise volume focuses on the former Governor of the state of California in the U.S.A., after the second of his two-term periods in the position came to an end. Rather than being an opinion piece or work of ideology, the book seeks to present an objective assessment of the overall body of work done by Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. during his time as Governor with a focus on his priorities, policies, and methods.

Having very little knowledge of the American political system or the way things are done in the state of California, I found this work by author William Smithers to be quite an education, and it was delivered in a very accessible style that any newcomer could understand. The assessment is indeed objective and professionally written, and there is a formal quality to Smithers’s work which adds to the overall tone and engagement of the piece. Though it is short, the volume contains the appropriate vital information that one needs to understand the nature of governorship that Governor Brown brought to his work, and indeed the ramifications and overall methodology which he stood for. For posterity’s sake, this will be an invaluable resource to anyone looking back over recent political history, and I would recommend The Wizard of Sacramento: Governor Jerry Brown for students and the curious alike.