Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goodreads: In a 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 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.


Kritters Thoughts: An educational read that opened my mind about the wars we faced while Bush was President and helped me understand the decisions that he had to make in 8 years in office. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or just an American, this book is a worthy read for those who want to see a behind the scenes look of Bush's presidency and the world that he had to deal with.

I read the headlines, but didn't completely understand the history behind the conflicts in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. After reading this book, I think I know more about the history and the steps that our government took to help these countries build a better democracy. I had no idea that not all of our conflicts were related to 9/11 - yes, maybe I am not the most newsorthy follower, but I am a reader, so maybe I get my facts a little late.

As a DC resident, I have been thoroughly enjoying reading all the books that have a political realm because I know feel surrounded by it all. I think all readers would enjoy this account of Bush presidency, whether you agree with all the decisions he made - this read helped understand all that went behind the decisions he had to make.


Rating:definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 497

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