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George W. Bush
Jones, Veda Boyd.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House, [2003]

Physical Description:
123 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.
Attack on the nation -- Growing up in Texas -- An eastern education -- Finding his way -- The family business -- The president's son -- The governor -- A contested election -- Leading the nation.

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E903 .J66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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George W. Bush was born to a family that believed in public service.

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Booklist Review

Jones' biography, from the new Modern World Leaders series (with an introduction by historian Arthur Schlesinger), begins with an administration high point: when Bush snuck into Iraq on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 to thank the troops personally. The book then returns to Bush's beginnings and proceeds chronologically through his early days, business life, and political career. Jones seems to give Bush the benefit of the doubt on controversial issues. For instance, in describing the president's actions on September 11, she says that when Bush received the news about a plane hitting the World Trade Center, he thought it had been an accident or mechanical failure. There's no mention of a recent briefing that specifically mentioned planes flying into buildings. The criticism the administration received following Hurricane Katrina gets short shrift as well--one paragraph and a photo caption. Photographs are well chosen, and although there's an extensive bibliography, there are no source notes. A chronology and a list of books for further reading are appended. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2006 Booklist



George W. Bush won the presidency of the United States in the most controversial election in the nation's history. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have provided a vital proving ground that will no doubt be the basis of how his time in office is judged. Learn more about our first president of the new millennium. Click here to see a sample chapter and more from this book. Excerpted from George W. Bush by Veda Boyd Jones All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.