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Decision Points by George W. Bush
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Nov 20, 2010

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Not quite a traditional biography, Decision Points offers an account of the major policy decisions made by President George W. Bush while in the White House. The critics argue that this book does not deliver much introspective analysis of himself as a leader nor his political missteps. While this may be partly true, the work's strength lies in the way that it describes the sequence of events leading up to the most significant decisions that Bush made. It is worth the read to see how he viewed the world, his rivals, and his options after 9-11, at the beginning of the 2008 banking crash, and in the run up to the Iraq troop surge. It does seem, however, that a sizeable motivation in the writing was to defend his past policies and repackage old issue debates. For a more unique experience with Decision Points, I suggest listening to the audio version of the book. Though abridged, it is read by the former President himself and his voice adds a complimentary element of personality to the text.

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