November 9, 2010
November 9, 2010
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 listeners 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.
In this political memoir, former president George W. Bush reviews his personal and political life through key turning points--including his decision to stop drinking, election night 2000 (with its controversial aftermath), and his relations with Laura and the rest of the Bush dynasty. Of special interest is the account of September 11, 2001 that only he can provide, along with his decisions to invade Afghanistan and then Iraq. Bush's two-term presidency was as filled with history-making events as any that came before him, and it will remain to be seen if his disarmingly folksy and plain-speaking approach will catch the interest and satisfy the needs of historians and the reading public alike.
- Online Item #: 12934628
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0954
- ISBN: 9780307748645
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported