By Jean Edward Smith
Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith bargains a “comprehensive and compelling” (The big apple Times) lifetime of George W. Bush, displaying how he overlooked his advisors to make key judgements himself—most disastrously in invading Iraq—and how those judgements have been frequently pushed through the President’s deep non secular faith.
George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the U.S., nearly singlehandedly made up our minds to invade Iraq. It used to be potentially the worst foreign-policy determination ever made by way of a president. the results ruled the Bush management and nonetheless hang-out us today.
In Bush, a “well-rounded portrait…necessary and priceless during this election yr” (Christian technology Monitor), Jean Edward Smith demonstrates that it was once now not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleezza Rice, yet President Bush himself who took own keep an eye on of international coverage. Bush drew on his deep spiritual conviction that vital foreign-policy judgements have been easily a question of excellent as opposed to evil. locally, he overreacted to Sept. 11 and endangered american citizens’ civil liberties. Smith explains that it wasn’t till the monetary hindrance of 2008 that Bush ultimately permitted professional suggestion. hence, he approved judgements that kept the financial system from attainable cave in, even supposing a few of these judgements violated Bush’s personal political philosophy.
“An very good preliminary overview of a presidency that all started in controversy…and ended with the overseas and household disasters that saddled Bush with the main sustained unfavorable rankings of any sleek president” (Dallas Morning News), this accomplished evaluate would certainly shock many readers. “Written in sober, soft, snark-free prose, with an air of considerate, indifferent authority, the ebook is still awfully damning in its judgments approximately George W. Bush’s years in workplace” (The Washington Post).
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