Decision Points (Enhanced Edition)

· Crown/Archetype
109 reviews

About this ebook

With more than 200 photographs, videos, letters, and speeches, this Deluxe eBook edition of Decision Points brings to life the critical decisions of George W. Bush’s presidency.

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 takes 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 scenes at the White House for many other historic presidential decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, and Iran. In addition, it offers intimate new details on his quitting drinking, his discovery of faith, and his relationship with his family.

The Deluxe eBook edition also includes:

• Videos from the defining moments of the presidency, including Bush’s inspiring Ground Zero speech to the 9/11 rescue workers, intimate family home movies, and a special introduction to the edition from the president himself
• Full texts of his most important speeches, including his addresses to the nation about 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq, and his second Inaugural
• Handwritten letters from the president’s personal correspondence
• And more than 50 new photos not contained in the print version of Decision Points

A groundbreaking first in bringing multimedia to presidential memoir, the Deluxe eBook edition of Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events.

Ratings and reviews

109 reviews
A Google user
December 20, 2010
Bush takes no blame for his reckless actions even though the proof lies before him and everyone else in the world with regards to two wars and a blown economy. States are spending double what they bring in. 12 Trillion in debt. Millions per day spent in 2 worthless wars. "Terrorist" torture framework. ...the list goes on. All the while Bush is more upset with Kanye West? He learned nothing and this book reflects it.
A Google user
As a fan of President Bush (43) I liked to read his take on events during his presidency. The book gives a good perspective from his point of view and doesn't gloss over the negatives. In fact, as a member of the flawed human race myself, I am more impressed by the fact that Mr. Bush gives the reader a feel for why he did (whatever he did) and how he reacted to the reactions he got from his decisions. Being surprised by a negative reaction (press and opposition) is the human thing to do and Mr. Bush comes across as not embarrassed by the fact that he is human. Did a pretty good job for a human being in an impossible position... It's hard to keep anybody happy when you are the president (just look at the current office-holder...) I enjoyed it and would recommend it to even my friends on the opposite side of the isle even though they would never admit to having any interest.
A Google user
December 19, 2010
Decision Points offers good personal insights from the President on important crises he faced. The writing, enjoyably and as expected, was not verbose and dense. Rather, as I read it, I could hear President Bush in his own voice. If you are a big W fan, you will love it. I had a difficult time reading the chapter on 9-11, it was very emotional. He was candid and gracious when he needed to be, and had quite a few comical lines. It's worth the read to get a sense of what made W the person he was.

About the author

George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. He previously served as Governor of Texas. He and his wife, Laura, now live in Dallas, where they founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University. President Bush is also the author of three #1 bestsellers: Decision Points, his presidential memoir; 41, a biography of his father, President George H. W. Bush; and Portraits of Courage, a collection of oil paintings and stories honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.

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