By George W. Bush
During this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the serious judgements that formed his presidency and private life.
George W. Bush served as president of the USA in the course of 8 of the main consequential years in American heritage. the choices that reached his table impacted humans world wide and outlined the days within which we live.
Decision Points brings readers contained in the Texas governor's mansion at the evening of the 2000 election, aboard Air strength One throughout the harrowing hours after the assaults of September eleven, 2001, into the placement Room moments ahead of the beginning of the struggle in Iraq, and backstage on the White condo for plenty of different ancient presidential decisions.
For the 1st time, we research President Bush's standpoint and insights on:
- His determination to surrender ingesting and the adventure that led him to his Christian faith
- The collection of the vp, secretary of safety, secretary of country, very best court docket justices, and different key officials
- His relationships together with his spouse, daughters, and fogeys, together with heartfelt letters among the president and his father at the eve of the Iraq War
- His administration's counterterrorism courses, together with the CIA's more desirable interrogations and the Terrorist Surveillance Program
- Why the worst second of the presidency used to be listening to accusations that race performed a task within the federal government’s reaction to storm Katrina, and a severe evaluation of what he could have performed otherwise throughout the crisis
- His deep quandary that Iraq may perhaps develop into a defeat more expensive than Vietnam, and the way he determined to defy public opinion through ordering the troop surge
- His legislative achievements, together with tax cuts and reforming schooling and Medicare, in addition to his setbacks, together with Social protection and immigration reform
- The relationships he cast with different international leaders, together with a decent evaluate of these he did and didn’t trust
- Why the failure to convey Osama bin encumbered to justice ranks as his greatest sadness and why his good fortune in denying the terrorists their fondest wish—attacking the USA again—is between his proudest achievements
A groundbreaking new model of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, shock critics, and alter views on 8 amazing years in American history—and at the guy on the heart of events.
Since leaving workplace, President George W. Bush has led the George W. Bush Presidential heart at Southern Methodist college in Dallas, Texas. the guts contains an lively coverage institute operating to increase tasks within the fields of schooling reform, worldwide well-being, financial progress, and human freedom, with a distinct emphasis on selling social entrepreneurship and developing possibilities for girls around the globe. it's going to additionally condo an reputable executive archive and a cutting-edge museum that may open in 2013.