The Resource Bush, Jean Edward Smith

Bush, Jean Edward Smith

Label
Bush
Title
Bush
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself--most disastrously in invading Iraq--and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith. George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States, almost singlehandedly decided to invade Iraq. It was possibly the worst foreign-policy decision ever made by a president. The consequences dominated the Bush Administration and still haunt us today. In Bush , "America's greatest living biographer" (George Will), Jean Edward Smith, demonstrates that it was not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleezza Rice, but President Bush himself who took personal control of foreign policy. Bush drew on his deep religious conviction that important foreign-policy decisions were simply a matter of good versus evil. Domestically, he overreacted to 9/11 and endangered Americans' civil liberties. Smith explains that it wasn't until the financial crisis of 2008 that Bush finally accepted expert advice, something that the "Decider," as Bush called himself, had previously been unwilling to do. As a result, he authorized decisions that saved the economy from possible collapse, even though some of those decisions violated Bush's own political philosophy. Bush is a comprehensive evaluation of the Bush presidency--including Guantanamo, Katrina, No Child Left Behind, and other important topics--that will surely surprise many readers. Controversial, incisive, and compelling, it is thoroughly researched and sure to add to the debate over Bush's presidential legacy
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Edward
Dewey number
973.931092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E902
LC item number
.S59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George W.
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Bush, Jean Edward Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-758) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- The wilderness years -- Turnaround -- "Don't mess with Texas" -- Governor -- The 2000 election -- The rule of law -- Inauguration -- March of the Hegelians -- Asleep at the switch -- Toppling the Taliban -- "L'âetat c'est moi" -- The torture trail -- Waging aggressive war: the prelude -- Invasion -- Mission accomplished -- Four more years -- Katrina -- Perils of a second term -- The mess in Mesopotamia -- Rummy walks the plank -- Bush takes command -- Aids -- Quagmire of the vanities -- Financial Armageddon -- Finis -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Illustration credits
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 808 pages
Isbn
9781476741192
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920680709
Label
Bush, Jean Edward Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-758) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- The wilderness years -- Turnaround -- "Don't mess with Texas" -- Governor -- The 2000 election -- The rule of law -- Inauguration -- March of the Hegelians -- Asleep at the switch -- Toppling the Taliban -- "L'âetat c'est moi" -- The torture trail -- Waging aggressive war: the prelude -- Invasion -- Mission accomplished -- Four more years -- Katrina -- Perils of a second term -- The mess in Mesopotamia -- Rummy walks the plank -- Bush takes command -- Aids -- Quagmire of the vanities -- Financial Armageddon -- Finis -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Illustration credits
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 808 pages
Isbn
9781476741192
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920680709

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