This is the book that former President George W Bush wrote later last year. It reviews the major decisions during his life but mainly focused on his decisions as President.
For full discloser for those who may not know I am generally pretty conservative with some Libertarian mixed in. Also I am a registered Republican.
Having said that I thought the book was very interesting. The times surrounding the 9/11 attacks and the decision to go to war in Iraq are what most reviews have focused on. However I like to know the “life story” as well.
He did defend his decisions well and I think I come away feeling that President Bush was not always right but he tried his best and has human flaws like everyone else.
The one thing I did come away from this is feeling that he was not as conservative as some liberal critics like to suggest. His pride in “No child left Behind” and the new Medicare drug benefit sort of cements that feeling for me. I favor a more conservative approach but this book makes a good case.
This book is a good read even for those who don’t like Bush. It probably won’t change anyone’s opinion of him but it really shows his humanity in a compelling way.