Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

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.

Author: Eric Draper

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745476

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 993

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.
Categories: Photography

Perspectives on the Legacy of George W Bush

Perspectives on the Legacy of George W  Bush

This collection of essays presented at the Mount Union College Symposium on the Legacy of George W. Bush, seeks to provide some balance, offering some initial assessments of the consequences of this controversial president and his eventful ...

Author: Michael Orlov Grossman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803007

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 130

Opinions of the Presidency of George W. Bush and his perceived legacy seem to exist only at the extremes. From the contentious outcome of the 2000 election, to the attacks on September 11, to the ongoing War in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the efforts to transform major domestic policies, and culminating with the financial crisis of 2008, it is little wonder that the name George W. Bush tends not to evoke lukewarm opinion. During his time in office, Bush obtained the highest approval ratings of any sitting president, but also the lowest. Scholars and other observers of the Bush Presidency have been similarly divided. Across the board, the presidency of George W. Bush raises questions that invite challenges to political scientists, scholarly questions of significant general interest. The authors in this volume begin the process of addressing some of these questions, with essays that cover an array of issues related to his presidency, and the legacy it leaves. This collection of essays presented at the Mount Union College Symposium on the Legacy of George W. Bush, seeks to provide some balance, offering some initial assessments of the consequences of this controversial president and his eventful tenure in office.
Categories: Political Science

The Case Against George W Bush

The Case Against George W  Bush

The Case Against George W. Bush chronicles the presidency of George W. Bush through almost 600 quotes from over ninety authors, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick ...

Author: Steven C. Markoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 164428135X

Category:

Page: 356

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The Case Against George W. Bush chronicles the presidency of George W. Bush through almost 600 quotes from over ninety authors, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and writers and journalists such as Steve Coll, Frank Rich, Craig Unger, and Bob Woodward. Steven C. Markoff presents sourced evidence of three crimes committed by George W. Bush during his presidency: his failure to take warnings of coming terror attacks on our country seriously; taking the United States, by deception, into an unnecessary and disastrous 2003 war with Iraq; costing the lives of more than 4,000 Americans and 500,000 others; and breaking domestic and international laws by approving the torture as means to extract information. While Markoff lays out his case of the crimes, he leaves it up to the reader to decide the probable guilt of George W. Bush and his actions regarding the alleged crimes.
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Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked

Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry.

Author: Molly Ivins

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400095353

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 147

A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America.
Categories: Political Science

All the Best George Bush

All the Best  George Bush

This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to his autobiography.

Author: George H.W. Bush

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476731179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 480

Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” (The Washington Post). “Who knew that beneath George Bush’s buttoned-up propriety pulsed the warm heart of a prolific and occasionally poetic writer with a wacky sense of humor?” (People) Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to his autobiography. Organized chronologically, readers will gain insights into Bush’s career highlights—the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the UN, his service as an envoy to China, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, and of course, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency. They will also observe a devoted husband, father, and American. Ranging from a love letter to Barbara and a letter to his mother about missing his daughter, Robin, after her death from leukemia to a letter to his children written just before the beginning of Desert Storm, this collection is remarkable for Bush’s candor, humor, and poignancy. “An unusual glimpse of the private thoughts of a public figure” (Newsweek), this revised edition includes new letters and photographs that highlight the Bush family’s enduring legacy, including letters that cover George W. Bush’s presidency, 9/11, Bush senior’s work with President Clinton to help the victims of natural disasters, and the meaning of friendship and family. All the Best, George Bush “will shed more light on the man’s personal character and public persona than any memoir or biography could” (Publishers Weekly).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Right Man

The Right Man

Most significant, he tells the story of the transformation of George W. Bush: how a president whose administration began in uncertainty became one of the most decisive, successful, and popular leaders of our time.

Author: David Frum

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588362728

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 446

The Right Man is the first inside account of a historic year in the Bush White House, by the presidential speechwriter credited with the phrase axis of evil. David Frum helped make international headlines when President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address linked international terrorists to Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. But that was only one moment during a crucial time in American history, when a president, an administration, and a country were transformed. Frum worked with President Bush in the Oval Office, traveled with him aboard Air Force One, and studied him closely at meetings and events. He describes how Bush thinks—what this conservative president believes about religion, race, the environment, Jews, Muslims, and America’s future. Frum takes us behind the scenes of one of the most secretive administrations in recent history, with revealing portraits of Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Condoleezza Rice, and many others. Most significant, he tells the story of the transformation of George W. Bush: how a president whose administration began in uncertainty became one of the most decisive, successful, and popular leaders of our time. Before becoming a White House speechwriter, David Frum was a highly regarded author of books and political commentary and an influential voice on the pages of The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard. His commentary has been described by William F. Buckley as “the most refreshing ideological experience in a generation.” Now, in The Right Man, we see Frum as a front-row observer and participant. Not since Peggy Noonan’s account of her time in the Reagan White House has an insider portrayed a sitting president with such precision, verve, honest admiration, and insight. The Right Man will command international attention for its thoughtful account of George W. Bush in the midst of his greatest challenge. It will be an essential reference for anyone seeking to understand who our president really is and how he is likely to lead us in the future.
Categories: Political Science

Test by Fire

Test by Fire

This book examines the successes and failures of George W. Bush as a War President. The author critically assesses the administration's key decisions in the war on terror and President Bush's vision of creating a democratic Middle East.

Author: R. Swansbrough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611870

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 618

This book examines the successes and failures of George W. Bush as a War President. The author critically assesses the administration's key decisions in the war on terror and President Bush's vision of creating a democratic Middle East.
Categories: Political Science

George H W Bush

George H  W  Bush

A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, no one of his generation was better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended.

Author: Timothy Naftali

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 0805069666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 472

The judicious statesman who won victories abroad but suffered defeat at home, whose wisdom and demeanor served America well at a critical time George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, no one of his generation was better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush wisely encouraged the liberalization of the Soviet system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. And following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat Saddam Hussein. At home, Bush reasserted fiscal discipline after the excesses of the Reagan years. It was ultimately his political awkwardness that cost Bush a second term. His toughest decisions widened fractures in the Republican Party, and with his party divided, Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. In a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake, with the result that the elder George Bush would see his reputation soar.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

But dreams and hopes continue to inspire, and perhaps some day they will not seem so crazy after all. The author is versed in conflict management, mediation and nonviolent communication. The text can well be used as a teaching tool.

Author: Noa Zanolli

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595502998

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 838

This fictitious conversation between George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden, framed in a dream and well structured as if professionally facilitated, advances a possibility, a vision: it demonstrates how two arch-enemies can end up cooperating. Its aim is to provoke and to trigger something in the minds of people who grapple with the question: What could we do other than to resort to oppression, force, war, terror, and violence because of ideological differences and opinions about how we might produce more justice in the world? The dialogue revolves around one of the most pressing and serious issues of our times. Yet, the material is presented as a satire. This dialogue is truly the stuff that dreams are made of. But dreams and hopes continue to inspire, and perhaps some day they will not seem so crazy after all. The author is versed in conflict management, mediation and nonviolent communication. The text can well be used as a teaching tool. It will also contribute to many good conversations.
Categories: Fiction

We Will Prevail President George W Bush on War Terrorism and Freedom

We Will Prevail  President George W  Bush on War  Terrorism and Freedom

Here are the authorized major speeches and statements by President George W. Bush on the most important issue facing the United States and perhaps the world today: global terrorism.

Author: George W. Bush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826415520

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 381

Here are the authorized major speeches and statements by President George W. Bush on the most important issue facing the United States and perhaps the world today: global terrorism. The book begins with the terrible events of September 11, 2001, and concludes on Memorial Day, May 31, 2003, following the end of the war in Iraq. We Will Prevail is a definitive and timely record of the new foreign-policy doctrines and international direction of the United States since 9/11. It is inspiring, in the words of praise from President Bush for the people who lost their lives on that day - many in service to others - as well as in the global war on terror. This book is certain to spark controversy and be studied for years to come. The White House counsel has approved this publication which includes State of the Union addresses from 2002 and 2003 as well as the speech from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Categories: Political Science

The Second Term of George W Bush

The Second Term of George W  Bush

Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term.

Author: R. Maranto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403984418

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 647

Second term presidencies are distinctive, not least as the president no longer has to run for re-election. Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term. Combining topicality with analytical richness, this is an important resource for scholars and students.
Categories: Political Science

The Book on Bush

The Book on Bush

The Book On Bush was the first comprehensive critique of a president who governed on a right wing and a prayer.

Author: Eric Alterman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200810

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 259

When George W. Bush became president in January 2001, he took office with a comfortably familiar surname, bipartisan rhetoric, and the promise of calming a public shaken by the convulsions of impeachment and a contested election. Then nine months later, after the tragedy of 9/11, both the country and the world looked to him for leadership that could unite people behind great common goals. Instead, three years into his term, George W. Bush squandered the goodwill felt toward America, turned allies into adversaries, and ran the most radical and divisive administration in the history of the presidency. The Book On Bush was the first comprehensive critique of a president who governed on a right wing and a prayer. In carefully documented and vivid detail, Eric Alterman and Mark Green, two of the leading progressive authors/advocates in the country, not only trace the guiding ideology that ran through a wide range of W.’s policies but also expose a presidential decision-making process that, rather than weighing facts to arrive at conclusions, began with conclusions and then searched for supporting facts.
Categories: Political Science

41

41

The 43rd president offers an intimate biography of his father, who went from being a World War II fighter pilot to become the director of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan and president of the United States himself.

Author: George Walker Bush

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780553447781

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 294

View: 404

The 43rd president offers an intimate biography of his father, who went from being a World War II fighter pilot to become the director of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan and president of the United States himself.
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

President George W Bush s Influence over Bureaucracy and Policy

President George W  Bush s Influence over Bureaucracy and Policy

This book investigates the methods used by the Bush Administration to control bureaucratic agencies, including executive orders, signing directives, political appointments, and others, as well as the effects those methods have had on agency ...

Author: C. Provost

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230620162

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 926

This book investigates the methods used by the Bush Administration to control bureaucratic agencies, including executive orders, signing directives, political appointments, and others, as well as the effects those methods have had on agency outputs.
Categories: Political Science

George W Bush

George W  Bush

"George W. Bush graduated from Yale University and Harvard Business School, flew planes with the Texas Air National Guard, was an executive at a major oil company, and served as the governor of Texas.

Author: Beatrice Gormley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481446457

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 644

Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience. President George W. Bush once said, “I never dreamed about becoming president. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Willie Mays.” George W. was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up in Texas but returned to Connecticut to attend Yale University. As a young man he trained as a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before beginning a career in business. He entered Texas politics and served as the state’s governor from 1994 to 2000. In 2001 George W. Bush won one of the closest, and most disputed, presidential elections in United States history. During his first term Bush launched a war against terrorism after the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2004 he won his second term against John Kerry. Originally published as President George W. Bush in 2005, this revised biography of the 43rd President of the United States includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

TIME George H W Bush

TIME George H  W  Bush

Now, in this commemorative edition from TIME, an unmatched team of journalists and essayists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, and current and former correspondents, examine and honor the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush.

Author: The Editors of TIME

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547847563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 380

With determined grace and a steely dignity, George Herbert Walker Bush spent more than 40 years devoted to public service: First as a naval airman - he would be the last president to serve in World War II - and later as UN Ambassador, chairman of the Republican Party, head of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and finally the 41st President of the United States. Bush would serve one term, leaving office in 1993. Yet he would never leave the American political landscape: as the father of the 43rd president, George W. Bush, and through continued commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy, he and his wife of 76 years, Barbara, remained in the public eye. Now, in this commemorative edition from TIME, an unmatched team of journalists and essayists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, and current and former correspondents, examine and honor the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush. He was known for many things, including his expert knowledge of foreign policy, and his "gentle touch" to world affairs during the end of the Cold War; his love of practical jokes as well as his appreciation for the personal, handwritten note, which became one of his hallmarks. Practical and driven to action, Bush's commitment to core values cemented the enduring friendships that he would keep with members of his cabinet as well as with the presidents who followed him. This remarkable keepsake edition traces Bush from his early upbringing to his final years, looking at his strengths and weaknesses as a leader and his dimensions as a person.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Within Arm s Length A Secret Service Agent s Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

Within Arm s Length  A Secret Service Agent s Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the United States Secret Service.

Author: Dan Emmett

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466843172

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 844

A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. Bush Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent—one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is a revealing and compelling inside look at the Secret Service and the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD). With stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team, Dan Emmett describes the professional, physical and emotional challenges faced by Secret Service agents. Included are never before discussed topics such as the complicated relationship between presidents, first ladies and their agents, the inner workings of Secret Service protective operations as well as the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the United States Secret Service. This revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division, along with spellbinding stories from the author's career, gives the reader an unprecedented look in to the life and career of an agent in America's most elite law enforcement agency.
Categories: History

George W Bush

George W  Bush

Presents a collection of portraits taken by the White House photographers during the first four years of George W. Bush's presidency, covering both historical events and private moments.

Author: Karen Hughes

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 141430983X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 354

Presents a collection of portraits taken by the White House photographers during the first four years of George W. Bush's presidency, covering both historical events and private moments.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Decision Points

Decision Points

"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.

Author: George Walker Bush

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753539668

Category: Presidents

Page: 497

View: 962

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 Harbour; 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 centre of events.
Categories: Presidents

God and George W Bush

God and George W  Bush

Now presidential scholar Paul Kengor, the author of the acclaimed God and Ronald Reagan, reconstructs the spiritual journey that carried George W. Bush to the White House -- from the death of his sister, which helped to shape his character, ...

Author: Paul Kengor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060779566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 618

George W. Bush has brought the question of religion back into American political life in a way that it has not been for decades. From the 2000 election through the challenges America has faced in the wake of September 11, Bush's personal faith -- and his conviction about the importance of religion in our national life -- have won him lasting admiration from the right, while attracting fury and scorn from the left. Now presidential scholar Paul Kengor, the author of the acclaimed God and Ronald Reagan, reconstructs the spiritual journey that carried George W. Bush to the White House -- from the death of his sister, which helped to shape his character, to the conversion experience that changed his life. Matching detailed new research with thoughtful analysis, God and George W. Bush is the definitive look at the spiritual life of this American president.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography