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“A comprehensive and compelling narrative." (Peter Baker The New York Times)

"Smith is particularly good on the nuances of Bush’s character. . . . [A] carefully researched portrait.” (David M. Shribman The Boston Globe)

“Anyone prone to romanticize the old GOP should take a bracing shot of Bush, a hefty biography of our 43rd president by the prolific and acclaimed biographer Jean Edward Smith. Written in sober, smooth, snark-free prose, with an air of thoughtful, detached authority, the book is nonetheless exceedingly damning in its judgments about George W. Bush’s years in office. . . . Authoritative and trustworthy.” (David Greenberg The Washington Post)

"Harsh though the book is, overall it is well-researched, well-written and convincing."  (Morton Kondracke The Wall Street Journal)

"A swift and damning judgment on the 43rd president. . . .  Smith writes with a deft sweep and sense of history."  (Ray Locker USA Today)

"Pulls no punches. . . . A fair, comprehensive and highly readable account of a critical period that is sure to be reassessed by historians over the coming decades.” (Ray Harkavy Associated Press)

“A thought-provoking book that anybody who wants to understand the opening years of this millennium must read.” (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom )

“Makes a voluminously detailed — and compelling — case that vindication is unlikely to come for the Bush administration anytime soon.” (Glenn C. Altschuler The San Francisco Chronicle)

"A well-rounded portrait of Bush as president. . . . Smith’s account is necessary and valuable in this election year.” (Erik Spanberg Christian Science Monitor)

“An excellent initial assessment of a presidency that began in controversy . . . and ended with the international and domestic failures that saddled Bush with the most sustained negative ratings of any modern president.” (Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News)

“Hard-hitting. . . . A shrewd, nuanced view of Bush. . . . Smith embeds this portrait in a lucid, highly readable narrative, balancing rich detail with clear delineation of the larger shape of policy through the chaos of politics. This is a superb recap and critical analysis of Bush’s controversial administration.” (Publishers Weekly)

About the Author

Jean Edward Smith was a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto for thirty-five years, and at Marshall University for twelve. He has also been a visiting scholar at Columbia, Princeton, and Georgetown. In addition to Bush, he is the author of Eisenhower in War and Peace; FDR, winner of the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians; Grant, a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist; John Marshall: Definer of a Nation; and Lucius D. Clay: An American Life.

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  • File Size: 15003 KB
  • Print Length: 833 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (July 5, 2016)
  • Publication Date: July 5, 2016
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0176M3Z8I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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