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George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

(Book #43 in the American Presidents series)

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Book Overview: George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terror: George W. Bush.

George W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Democrats saw him as an overmatched president who led America into two inconclusive wars that sapped the nation's resources and diminished its stature. When Bush left office amid a growing financial crisis, both parties were eager to move on.

In this assessment of the nation's forty-third president, James Mann sheds light on why George W. Bush made the decisions that shaped his presidency, what went wrong, and how the internal debates and fissures within his administration played out in such a charged atmosphere. He shows how and why Bush became such a polarizing figure in both domestic and foreign affairs, and he examines the origins and enduring impact of Bush's most consequential actions-including Iraq, the tax cuts, and the war on terror. In this way, Mann points the way to a more complete understanding of George W. Bush and his times.

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ISBN-139780805093971
ISBN-100805093974
PublisherTimes Books
Publication Date2015-02-03
EditionFirst Edition
Languageen
Pages208
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"[Mann weaves] extensive interviewing and archival research to produce insightful analyses and fresh perspectives on our own times.... George W. Bush is also the relatively rare book about our 43rd president that could be read appreciatively by both supporters and detractors.... Mann adopts an almost studied neutrality, adhering for the most part to the unbiased tone of the newspaper reporter." --The Washington Post

"[The American Presidents Series] offers brisk biographies of each president in crisp, straightforward prose, a formula Mann follows with precision." -- The Christian Science Monitor

"The latest volume in the American Presidents series meets its goal of providing a concise yet thorough biography of the 43rd president. Mann's claim that Bush's tenure 'was, by any standard, one of the most consequential presidencies in American history' is made from a balanced assessment of the facts." -- Publishers Weekly

"An insightful biography" -- Kirkus Reviews

"[Bush's tenure] occurred 'at a critical juncture in American history'.... As president, that critical juncture overtook him, first and foremost on 9/11 but as fatefully later with Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 financial crash...A sober overview." -- Booklist

James Mann is an esteemed American author and journalist best known for his thought-provoking contributions to international affairs. A master of foreign policy analysis, Mann's impressive career spans over four decades, during which he has consistently delivered insights through various editorials, articles, and acclaimed books. Mann's written works, such as "Rise of the Vulcans" and "The Obamians," have garnered immense critical acclaim, further solidifying his reputation as an influential voice in international relations. Before becoming a celebrated author, Mann spent numerous years as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times. During his tenure, he covered political events from around the globe, enabling him to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of geopolitical dynamics. This on-ground exposure is often reflected in Mann's distinctive style of writing and narrative. Not just a prolific writer, James Mann is also an influential educator. He serves as an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. His writings and teachings continue to inform and shape the discourse on international affairs, undeniably proving Mann’s undeniable impact on the world of global politics.

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