George W. Bush
|Publication Date: 11/2010|
|Size: 6 1/8x9 1/4|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$35.00|| ||978-0-313-38500-1|
This biography examines the life of George W. Bush—one of the most controversial U.S. presidents in recent history—before, during, and after his two terms in the White House.
An underachiever in an overachieving family, George W. Bush had never held a job for more than a year when he entered the congressional race in Midland, TX in 1978. Bush lost in the general election. Just 22 years later, he was the 43rd President of the United States.
George W. Bush served as president of the United States through some of the most pivotal and memorable events in our nation's history, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; Hurricane Katrina; and the devastating economic downturn at the end of his second term. It is still too soon to decide how history will judge his administration. Despite suffering much ridicule and scorn for his linguistic gaffes, which became known as "Bushisms," the fact remains that this Yale graduate eventually rose to become a two-term Texas governor and a two-term U.S. president.
George W. Bush: A Biography provides a comprehensive view of Bush's life, beginning with his childhood and education, then examining his life as a businessman; his governorships of Texas; his tumultuous, two-term presidency of the United States; and his life after leaving the White House.
• Contains a helpful chronological timeline: "Important Events in the Life of George W. Bush"
• Includes numerous black-and-white photographs of Geroge W. Bush throughout his career
• Provides a detailed bibliographical essay in addtion to a standard selected biography
• Provides a concise, balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date account of the life of George W. Bush
• Depicts the many sides of the 43rd president, including his personas as the awkward orator, the savvy politician, the self-serving businessman, the man of Christian values, the down-to-earth everyman, and the pompous prince
• Highlights intriguing aspects of Bush's past and personality, including his deep-seated suspicion of intellectuals and a certain cultural divide between Bush, raised in brash, small-town Texas, and his patrician parents, of privileged Northeastern roots
Clarke Rountree, PhD, has authored dozens of articles and two books that analyze political and judicial discourse. His most recent book, Judging the Supreme Court: Constructions of Motives in Bush v. Gore, won the Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism in 2009. Rountree earned his doctorate in rhetorical studies at the University of Iowa.
View this product in our online catalog
To order or for more information please contact:
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117