|Author: George W. Bush
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Since leaving office, President George
W. Bush has led the George W. Bush
Presidential Center at Southern
The center includes an active policy
institute working to advance initiatives
in the fields of education reform, global
health, economic growth, and human
freedom, with a special emphasis on
promoting social entrepreneurship and
creating opportunities for women
around the world.
It will also house an official government
archive and a state-of-the-art museum
that will open in 2013.
About the Author
describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and
George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight
of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions
that reached his desk impacted people around the world and defined
the times in which we live.
Decision Points brings readers inside the Texas governor’s mansion
on the night of the 2000 election, aboard Air Force One during the
harrowing hours after the attacks of September 11, 2001, into the
Situation Room moments before the start of the war in Iraq, and
behind the scenes at the White House for many other historic
For the first time, we learn President Bush’s perspective and insights
on:His decision to quit drinking and the journey that led him to his
Christian faith. The selection of the vice president, secretary of
defense, secretary of state, Supreme Court justices, and other key
His relationships with his wife, daughters, and parents, including
heartfelt letters between the president and his father on the eve of the
Iraq War His administration’s counter-terrorism programs, including
the CIA’s enhanced interrogations and the Terrorist Surveillance
Why the worst moment of the presidency was hearing accusations
that race played a role in the federal government’s response to
Hurricane Katrina, and a critical assessment of what he would have
done differently during the crisis
His deep concern that Iraq could turn into a defeat costlier than
Vietnam, and how he decided to defy public opinion by ordering the
troop surge His legislative achievements, including tax cuts and
reforming education and Medicare, as well as his setbacks, including
Social Security and immigration reform
The relationships he forged with other world leaders, including an
honest assessment of those he did and didn’t trust And why the failure
to bring Osama bin Laden to justice ranks as his biggest
disappointment and why his success in denying the terrorists their
fondest wish—attacking America again—is among his proudest
A ground-breaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision
Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change
perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on
the man at the center of events.
and class is unparalleled. History will truly add President Bush
to a very short list of great American heroes. A must read.
I did not agree with some of G. W. Bush's decisions as
president, but one thing became clear as I started reading
Decision Points last night. G. W. Bush is an honest man and one
of the greatest patriots our country has ever seen since
Reagan. I am thankful he was in office on 9/11. In these pages
you will find an honest, Christian man, doing his best during the
most trying times of our nation, and not bending...
Remember When We Had a President Who Loved the Country
He Governed? *****__Ashley_Walter
I have almost finished Decision Points, and find it well-written
and engaging. The complexity of the issues which defined this
administration -- and the agonizing care with which they were
approached -- make for a fascinating read and some "aha"
moments. President Bush's book is detailed and candid, and
provides a fascinating peek into the operation of a presidency. I
highly recommend it. *****__K.T. Hudson
The book is written thematically, not chronologically. This is
important because it gives the book a much different flavor
than one that is written month by month, and year by year.
This book was not ghost written. This is his hand and his
words, and it comes through on every page - all 512 of them.
*****__ Richard Stoyeck