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Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

Author: Eric Draper

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745476

Category: Photography

Page: 241

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Presents a behind-the-scenes view of the presidency of George W. Bush, from meetings with troops in war zones to relaxed times with his family to important meetings with his inner circle.

Dead Certain

Dead Certain

Author: Robert Draper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743277297

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 483

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A political insider explores the secrecy and notoriety surrounding the current administration, offering anecdotal behind-the-scenes perspectives on specific decisions that have been made while addressing such challenges as September 11, the Iraqi war, and hurricane Katrina. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Presidency of George W. Bush

The Presidency of George W. Bush

Author: Julian E. Zelizer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691134855

Category: History

Page: 386

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The Presidency of George W. Bush brings together some of today's top American historians to offer the first in-depth look at one of the most controversial U.S. presidencies. Emotions surrounding the Bush presidency continue to run high--conservatives steadfastly defend its achievements, liberals call it a disgrace. This book examines the successes as well as the failures, covering every major aspect of Bush's two terms in office. It puts issues in broad historical context to reveal the forces that shaped and constrained Bush's presidency--and the ways his presidency reshaped the nation. The Presidency of George W. Bush features contributions by Mary L. Dudziak, Gary Gerstle, David Greenberg, Meg Jacobs, Michael Kazin, Kevin M. Kruse, Nelson Lichtenstein, Fredrik Logevall, Timothy Naftali, James T. Patterson, and the book's editor, Julian E. Zelizer. Each chapter tackles some important aspect of Bush's administration--such as presidential power, law, the war on terror, the Iraq invasion, economic policy, and religion--and helps readers understand why Bush made the decisions he did. Taking readers behind the headlines of momentous events, the contributors show how the quandaries of the Bush presidency were essentially those of conservatism itself, which was confronted by the hard realities of governance. They demonstrate how in fact Bush frequently disappointed the Right, and how Barack Obama's 2008 election victory cast the very tenets of conservatism in doubt. History will be the ultimate judge of Bush's legacy, and the assessment begins with this book.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Author: Clarke Rountree

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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This biography examines the life of George W. Bush—one of the most controversial U.S. presidents in recent history—before, during, and after his two terms in the White House. * Contains a helpful chronological timeline: "Important Events in the Life of George W. Bush" * Includes numerous black-and-white photographs of Geroge W. Bush throughout his career * Provides a detailed bibliographical essay in addtion to a standard selected biography

George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream

George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream

Author: Dan P. McAdams

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199752087

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Although there are many popular biographies of George W. Bush, McAdams' is the first true psychological analysis based on established theories and the latest research. Short and focused, written in an engaging style, this book offers a truly penetrating look at our forty-third president.

The Chameleon President

The Chameleon President

Author: Clarke Rountree

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 936

This book paints 11 different portraits of the many "faces" of President George W. Bush, arguably the most controversial and fascinating modern American president, revealing the malleability of human motives and of Bush's motives in particular.

The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush

The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush

Author: Alexander Moens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015059207970

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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What kind of presidency and foreign policy follows when you combine a confident, activist and moralist president who also has a sharp political game plan? This volume offers an original and carefully documented account of Bush's personality, presidential style and decision-making process and how three core ingredients provide the key to understanding Bush's overall strategy and policy.

First Son

First Son

Author: Bill Minutaglio

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780609899441

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In one of the most unprecedented developments in the history of national politics, George W. Bush abruptly emerged to lead all presidential aspirants in the national polls for the 2000 election. Yet voters know very little about the man, beyond his famous name and his place in one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. First Son is a true, riveting family saga about extraordinary power and politics in America and in the unharnessed state--a state of mind--called Texas. The story begins with the turn-of-the-century emergence of the influential Bush-Walker clan and of Prescott Bush, the Connecticut patrician who ingrained in his family an ethos that continues to exert influence on his son, former President George Bush, and his grandsons, George W. and Jeb. How these scions of the Bush dynasty struggle to live up to their enduring legacy is the central theme of this colorful and perceptive portrait the first authentative book on the governor of Texas. In the past year, award-winning Texas writer Bill Minutaglio has met with George W. Bush and interviewed dozens of people close to him, from his brother Governor Jeb Bush of Florida to uncles and cousins, from current and former political advisers to high-ranking insiders from his father's years in the White House. Fraternity buddies, political operatives, George W.'s employers, and even ardent critics of the Bush family bring this story to life--from the society circles in his native Connecticut to the family compound in Maine to the backwaters of his adopted Texas. The result is a book that is nuanced, insightful, and surprising in the contradictions and complexities it reveals about this man. First Son vividly reconstructs George W. Bush's boarding-school days at one of the country's most exclusive institutions; his tenure in one of Yale's secret societies and as president of his unfettered fraternity; his attempts to follow his family's million-dollar path into the wide-open Texas oil patch; his role in major league baseball as the public face and head cheerleader for the Texas Rangers; and, finally, his rise to governor of Texas and national political force, executed with more hard-edged calculation than many people realize. Written with precision, verve, and fair-minded balanace, First Son will be the political story of 2000--the eye-opening tale of a natural-born politician.

George W. Bush, War Criminal?

George W. Bush, War Criminal?

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364990

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 471

Documents 269 war crimes that George W. Bush and the members of his administration may have committed in violation of international and U.S. agreements and laws in the initiation and conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

George W. Bush's Foreign Policies

George W. Bush's Foreign Policies

Author: Donette Murray

Publisher: Contemporary Security Studies

ISBN: 0367204207

Category: United States

Page: 240

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This book offers a fresh assessment of George W. Bush's foreign policies. It is not designed to offer an evaluation of the totality of George W. Bush's foreign policy. Instead, the analysis will focus on the key aspects of his foreign and security policy record, in each case considering the interplay between principle and pragmatism. The underpinning contention here is that policy formulation and implementation across Bush's two terms can more usefully be analysed in terms of shades of grey, rather than the black and white hues in which it has often been painted. Thus, in some key policy areas it will be seen that the overall record was more pragmatic and successful than his many critics have been prepared to give him credit for. The president and his advisers were sometimes prepared to alter and amend their policy direction, on occasion significantly. Context and personalities, interpersonal and interagency, both played a role here. Where these came together most visibly - for instance in connection with dual impasses over Iraq and Iran - exigencies on the ground sometimes found expression in personnel changes. In turn, the changing fortunes of Bush's first term principals presaged policy changes in his second. What emerges from a more detached study of key aspects of the Bush administration - during a complicated and challenging period in the United States' post-Cold War history, marked by the dramatic emergence of international Islamist terrorism as the dominant international security threat - is a more complex picture than any generalization can ever hope to sustain, regardless of how often it is repeated. This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, international politics and security studies.