Thursday, December 8, 2011

Decision Points by George W. Bush

In this candid gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

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 Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis. Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the twenty-first century. 

President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDA in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationships with his family.

A groundbreaking presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and offer new perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history--and the man at the center of events. 


I have always respected President Bush and this book just increased that respect. It also gave me a new perspective on some very important decisions that were made during those eight years. One of the things that I liked about this book was his honesty about his shortcomings. He doesn't sugar coat them. He just states them like they are. It was wonderful to see the relationships with him and his family. You get to see a glimpse of his childhood and even his college years. It also shows his faith in the Lord through many of those decisions.

This book is easy to read and has a way to making it hard to put down. I homeschool and have decided to make this book a required read for my high school students. I feel this book is so well done that it will make a great way for my kids to understand more about how our country works on the highest level. 


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