The presidency of George Bush has been marked with much controversy, argument, and upheaval. In reading this book it became apparent very early on as to exactly how much went on during his years as President of the United States. This book is an attempt not to exhaust all the events which took place, or controversies faced, but to examine key decisions and staple interactions so we may have a memoir of sorts to reflect on.
I’ve always held a certain amount of respect for George Bush–always believing he got a bad rap for a lot of things that weren’t inherently his fault–and this book helped me see how hard some of the decisions he had to make truly were.
This book was a fresh take on a rather private office of Presidency, and helped me see how multifaceted decisions are–rather than simply the way the media portrays it and spins it to the masses. The honesty is much appreciated and throughout the book Bush admits that he has made mistakes, that he’s no perfect man, and he does his best to portray motives and circumstances behind it all.
I walked away from this book respecting him more and being able to reflect on the previous years in American History from a new perspective.
[A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes by the Multnomah Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views expressed in this review are my own.]