rleigh12, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by rleigh12)
Very interesting book even if you are not a big fan of the President. Perfect for anyone interested in gaining insight into that era in America's political history.
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maryhop, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by maryhop)
I really liked how President Bush takes you through the process of why he made the decisions he did and how they came about. I came away from the book respecting the President as a man who truly loves his country and did what he did out of a great desire to protect us and do what he thought was right. He is also intospective at many of the mistakes he made and has tried to understand and learn from them. I determined that President Bush is a flawed man like any of us yet a great American patriot.
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by Random House,
President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.
Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.
In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.
President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.
A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history – and the man at the center of events.
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