Decision Points (and Everything George W. and George H.W….American Presidency, Politics)

Decision Points by George W. Bush

When you want to know really what happened during any presidency, read the autobiography when it comes out. Anything that they did becomes unclassified. This was a great read and it inspired poems appearing in Book 2 and 3.

[Included Here: Book Edition Links: Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle; CD/Mp3 Links: Audio Book and Music; Teacher/Student Guide Links; Movie/Documentary Links; Additional Reads Links;
and Inspirational Gifts Links.]

About: (Borrowed from Amazon.) In this candid and 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 scenes at the White House for many other historic presidential decisions.

For the first time, we learn President Bush’s perspective and insights on:

  • His decision to quit drinking and the journey that led him to his Christian faith
  • The selection of the vice president, secretary of defense, secretary of state, Supreme Court justices, and other key officials
  • His relationships with his wife, daughters, and parents, including heartfelt letters between the president and his father on the eve of the Iraq War
  • His administration’s counterterrorism programs, including the CIA’s enhanced interrogations and the Terrorist Surveillance Program
  • Why the worst moment of the presidency was hearing accusations that race played a role in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and a critical assessment of what he would have done differently during the crisis
  • His deep concern that Iraq could turn into a defeat costlier than Vietnam, and how he decided to defy public opinion by ordering the troop surge
  • His legislative achievements, including tax cuts and reforming education and Medicare, as well as his setbacks, including Social Security and immigration reform
  • The relationships he forged with other world leaders, including an honest assessment of those he did and didn’t trust
  • Why the failure to bring Osama bin Laden to justice ranks as his biggest disappointment and why his success in denying the terrorists their fondest wish—attacking America again—is among his proudest achievements

A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, 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. Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has led the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The center includes an active policy institute working to advance initiatives in the fields of education reform, global health, economic growth, and human freedom, with a special emphasis on promoting social entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women around the world. It will also house an official government archive and a state-of-the-art museum that will open in 2013.

Book Editions:

Hardcover

Paperback

Kindle

CD/Mp3:

Audio Book

Best Of George W. Bush Bits [Explicit] (Digital)

Greatest Presidential Speeches : George Walker Bush (Digital)

Seasons Greetings From George W. Bush & Friends [Explicit] (Digital)

The Curious Wit & Wisdom Of George W. Bush (Digital)

The Great Presidential Debates, Vol. 2 (Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush & Ross Perot) (Digital)

The Great Presidential Debates, Vol. 3 (George W. Bush & Al Gore) (Digital)

Teacher/Student Guides:

Teacher Created Materials-Primary Source Readers: George W. Bush-Texas Governor and U.S. President-Grade 3-Guided Reading Level S (Paperback)

Movies/Documentaries:

41 (Amazon Prime)

American Experience: George H.W. Bush (DVD)

Clinton and Bush Peer to Peer: The David Rubenstein Show (Amazon Prime)

CNN – Election 2000 (DVD)

George Bush: The 9/11 Interview (DVD)

George W. Bush – Taking America (Amazon Prime)

Rush to War (Amazon Prime)

The World According To Dick Cheney (Amazon Prime)

W. (Amazon Prime)

Additional Reads:

41: A Portrait of My Father (Hardcover)

A World Transformed (Paperback)

Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush (Focus on American) (Hardcover)

George W. Bush on God and Country: The President Speaks Out About Faith, Principle, and Patriotism (Hardcover)

By Other Authors:

41: Inside the Presidency of George H. W. Bush (Paperback)

A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectibility (Paperback)

All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings (Hardcover)

Barbara Bush: A Memoir (Kindle)

Bush (Kindle)

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (Kindle)

From Cold War to New World Order: The Foreign Policy of George H. W. Bush: The Foreign Policy of George Bush (Contributions in Military Studies Book 393) (Kindle)

George & Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story (Hardcover)

George W. Bush: Our Forty-Third President (A Real-Life Story) (Paperback)

George H.W. Bush (Hardcover)

George H. W. Bush: A Point of Light (Paperback)

George H. W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 41st President, 1989-1993 (Hardcover)

George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009 (Hardcover)

I Call Him “Mr. President”: Stories of Golf, Fishing, and Life with My Friend George H. W. Bush (Hardcover)

My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush (Hardcover)

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life (Kindle)

The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President (Hardcover)

The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge in Iraq (Hardcover)

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush (Hardcover)

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty (Hardcover)

The Presidency of George H. W. Bush: Second Edition (Hardcover)

When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (Hardcover)

Inspirational Gifts:

(Accessories) American Vinyl Round George W Bush 43rd US President Sticker (Seal us Logo)

(Books) 41 (Deluxe Signed Edition) A Portrait of My Father Hardcover Book by George W. Bush

(Clothing) The Course of This Conflict is not Known… (T-Shirt)

(Education) Presidential Profile Blank Poster Set of 35

(Home Decor) George H. W. Bush Quotes Wall Art- Always Do Your Best! (8 x 10 Art Wall Print)

(Home Decor) George W. Bush Bust

(Home Decor) President George W Bush Throws Out The 1st Pitch at Yankee Stadium Game 3 of The 2001 World Series October 30 2001 Photo (Size: 12.5″ x 15.5″ Framed)

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