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Decision Points by George W. Bush
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W’s autobiography of his time in the White House, 2000-2008. Instead of a traditional blow by blow chronological account of his time there, W instead writes about several “Decision Points” as he calls them: Iraq, 9/11, Afghanistan, some foreign relations issues, AIDS funding, the financial crisis and others. I thought this was effective in making the book easier to get through than having to slog through some of the low points. Even though it jumped around, it gave a good flavor of the events of W’s presidency. Like him or not, W’s presidency took place during some historic events. Even if you disagree with his policies, attitude, or beliefs, you come away with a realization of the overwhelming responsibility of the office. Surprisingly, W admits to being wrong on certain things (WMD for example), surely not to the extent most would like. That is the benefit of hindsight though. Overall, good read – 3.5.
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