Decision Points Online PDF by George W. Bush
Click Here to Download the Book 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 governorâ€™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.
Reviews I will support George W. till the day I die because he is an honest, humble, and faithful leader. The media and liberals everywhere love to vilify him and portray him as an illiterate hillbilly who ruined the country, but anyone who reads this book with an ounce of objectivity will see a sharp, hard-working, family man who always tried to do what was best for the country and the world. I respect him for always doing what he believed to be right even when it was terribly unpopular. Even more so, I respect him for making the changes in his personal life that altered the course of his destiny. One of the big "take home" messages in the book is decisions determine destiny. His life is a prime example of that truth. He became a man of self-discipline before he became a man of power. Another reason I enjoyed this book is as you are reading it you begin to hear his signature voice in the narrative. I was hoping there was going to be a "Bushism" in there like "I understoodified it."
This book was a definite read, but not for many reasons that books are normally entertaining. Being born in 84, I was aware of some of the decisions President Bush had made, but this book goes into so much more depth than I would have ever encountered before. I have learned a lot about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the many decisions he made behind education, the circumstances surrounding 9/11, and many other extenuating circumstances surrounding President Bush's presidency. His book is divided into chapters based upon his important decisions he made as President, ranging from Iraq and Afghanistan to Education and HIV/AIDS awareness Each chapter is done chronologically so the reader can follow easily along, although he does make references back to previous chapters so the reader can get a full context of all the overlapping decisions he made as President. There are some parts in the book that are difficult to follow because he sometimes lost connection with how things worked chronologically speaking, but then he gets right back on track. Additionally, this book was very easy to get through. President Bush has a knack for writing like he speaks very simple and non-scholarly. I love educating myself by looking up words that I do not know, but I never had
to do it once in this book. He wrote in very simple declarative sentences, akin to "Fun with Dick and Jane," books. So if you are looking for something challenging to read, might skip over this one until you want something to just gain more information. You will be able to get through fast and quick. However, one critique I must make is how defensive President Bush can be perceived in his book. There are numerous instances where he explains his point of view, goes into explicit detail on what the critics have said about him (whether at the time or currently), then continues to express why they are verifiably wrong. To him and the view expressed in his book, there can be no way the other critics were right in any sense of the word. His decisions were correct. That made this book very hard to read when coming across those paragraphs. However, it was definitely worth getting through just to be able to gain more historical knowledge and see how President Bush's brain operates. Overall, this book was worth reading to get inside President Bush's head or learn more about the historical context in which President Bush made his decisions. You get a lot of information about his personal background, along with his professional Presidential opinions on how America should have been run. Great book worth reading overall!
Far, far, far better than I expected this to be, Bush has written an excellent memoir that clearly explains his thinking and decision making both prior to and during his presidency. I have a greater understanding of him, and a greater understanding of his presidency than before. And Bush is a solid writer; he is very logical with few, if any, detours. He organizes his book around his decisions, hence the title, and being subject based works for him and this book in a way that a chronological narrative wouldnâ€™t. Bush deserves credit for organizing his material this way. I still disagree with him on many (most?) of his decisions, but I have a greater respect for him now. I have read other books by other politicians, and I wish more of them would write books like this. There is no way to not compare this to the awful Steve Jobs biography by Isaacson; this is what Jobs should have done. Prior to reading both I had more esteem for Jobs than Bush, but in truth not a lot for either, and after reading this I have far more esteem for Bush than Jobs. I know why Bush was thinking what he was thinking, and I have no idea why Jobs did anything. I was able to get inside the Presidentâ€™s mind, and was only able to glance off the surface of the Apple CEOâ€™s.
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