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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
  • "Presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a ... biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself--most [famously] in invading Iraq--and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith"--Amazon.com
  • "Nearly eight years after George W. Bush left the White House, his legacy still shapes American policy at home and abroad. Award-winning historian and biographer Jean Smith has written the most complete account yet of the Bush presidency in this revelatory biography of America's forty-third president. A lackluster student with a fondness for alcohol, 'W' became a born-again Christian and turned his life around. His deep religious faith rescued his character, but it gave him a worldview that oversimplified complicated problems. For Bush, life was a struggle between good and evil, and he never doubted that he was God's agent for good. In the fight against the evil of terrorism, other countries were either with us or against us, as he once said. Certain of the morality of his actions, he had no misgivings about detaining terrorist suspects indefinitely at Guantanamo or authorizing unconstitutional surveillance activities in the name of fighting terrorism. Bush called himself 'the decider,' and Smith says that it was an apt description. Others have insisted that Vice President Dick Cheney made key foreign policy decisions in the Bush White House, but Smith shows that it was the president who was in charge, often acting without or even against the counsel of his advisers. No other president in modern times acted with such self-assured autonomy. Smith credits Bush with leading the global fight against AIDS, improving relations with China, reducing nuclear arsenals with the Russians, and insisting on higher educational standards with 'No Child Left Behind.' But he led the country into the disastrous war in Iraq in response to the 9/11 terror attacks even though Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks. The war in Iraq dominated his presidency, and by toppling Saddam he paved the way for the rise of ISIS. He had to violate his own political philosophy to save the economy from collapse in 2008, but he still left his successor with the worst recession in seventy years. Not surprisingly he exited the White House with the lowest approval ratings of any president in decades."--Dust jacket
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
Label
Bush, Jean Edward Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
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'état 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
Control code
ocn920680709
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 808 pages
Isbn
9781476741192
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
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'état 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
Control code
ocn920680709
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 808 pages
Isbn
9781476741192
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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