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By Jean Edward Smith

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Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith deals a “comprehensive and compelling” (The ny Times) lifetime of George W. Bush, exhibiting how he overlooked his advisors to make key judgements himself—most disastrously in invading Iraq—and how those judgements have been frequently pushed by means of the President’s deep non secular faith.

George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the us, nearly singlehandedly made up our minds to invade Iraq. It was once in all likelihood the worst foreign-policy determination ever made by way of a president. the implications ruled the Bush management and nonetheless hang-out us today.

In Bush, a “well-rounded portrait…necessary and worthwhile during this election 12 months” (Christian technology Monitor), Jean Edward Smith demonstrates that it was once now not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleezza Rice, yet President Bush himself who took own regulate of international coverage. Bush drew on his deep non secular conviction that vital foreign-policy judgements have been easily a question of excellent as opposed to evil. locally, he overreacted to Sep 11 and endangered americans’ civil liberties. Smith explains that it wasn’t till the monetary obstacle of 2008 that Bush eventually accredited professional suggestion. for that reason, he approved judgements that kept the economic system from attainable cave in, although a few of these judgements violated Bush’s personal political philosophy.

“An very good preliminary overview of a presidency that started in controversy…and ended with the overseas and household disasters that saddled Bush with the main sustained adverse scores of any smooth president” (Dallas Morning News), this entire overview would definitely shock many readers. “Written in sober, soft, snark-free prose, with an air of considerate, indifferent authority, the e-book is still awfully damning in its judgments approximately George W. Bush’s years in place of work” (The Washington Post).

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