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Decision Points

George W. Bush

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 hi

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 hi
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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 hi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron McLarty

Length:

20h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:39


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:36


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:45


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:55


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:58


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:31


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:04


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:55


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:14


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:42


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:00


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:47


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:04


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:24


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:58


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:54


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:48


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:58


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:54


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:08


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:12


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:03


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:09


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:45


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:00


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:22


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:24


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:03


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:03


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:58


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:03


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:58


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:50


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:06


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:17


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:04


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:59


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:59


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:35


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:54


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:06


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:02


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:50


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:01


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:57


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:01


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:21


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:24


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:01


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:51


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:04


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:03


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:58


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:25


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:16


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:22


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:53


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:42


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:35


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:49


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:49


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:44


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:41


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:43


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:42


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

02:30


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:23


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:14


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:04


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:57


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:57


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:55


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:05

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