George W. Bush: Life of Privilege, Leadership in Crisis

Luke A. Nichter, PhD
Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Killeen, Texas, US

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: HIS036000



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While George W. Bush has been out of office for only a few years, an early historical assessment is much needed. This is very difficult for a historian, and especially when one’s subject is George W. Bush. He had no long legislative or political career against which to measure his presidency. There are virtually no public records available for the first two-thirds of his life. He is too recently out of office to have a presidential library, or records from his administration declassified.

Even his papers as governor remain officially closed and await transfer to the campus of Southern Methodist University where his presidential papers will be prepared for eventual release. Despite these shortcomings in methodology, this book is an attempt at such a historical assessment. One of the very first book-length historical treatments of George W. Bush, this biography covers his life from athletic youth to owner of the Texas Rangers, through Governor of Texas to President of the United States. (Imprint: Nova)

Foreword(Barbara Bennett Peterson)

Preface (Luke A. Nichter)

Chapter 1. West Texas

Chapter 2. First Political Steps

Chapter 3. The Vice President’s Son

Chapter 4. Baseball

Chapter 5. Mr. Governor

Chapter 6. The Campaign Without End

Chapter 7. Inauguration

Chapter 8. The First Term, Pre- 9/1

Chapter 9. 9/11

Chapter 10. The First Term, Post 9/11

Chapter 11. The Second Term



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