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Dead certain : the presidency of George W. Bush

Author: Robert Draper
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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In this press-wary administration, journalist Draper has accomplished a small miracle: He has knocked on all the right doors, and thus become the first author to tell a personality-driven history of the Bush years. With access to all the key figures of this administration and perhaps 200 other players, Draper delivers an intimate portrait of a tumultuous decade and a beleaguered administration, with a special  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Draper, Robert.
Dead certain.
New York : Free Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608208533
Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Draper
ISBN: 9780743277280 0743277287
OCLC Number: 145379548
Description: xv, 463 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: December 12, 2006. Part I: Baptism. New Hampshire --
Texas --
South Carolina. Part II: "Through our tears". The building of Bushworld --
Doing a few things right --
Then ... Part III: Dark city on a hill. Nightmare scenario --
Drumbeats --
The grid --
Thanksgiving. Part IV: A choice, not a referendum. The one-legged runner --
"You know where I stand" --
Ask President Bush --
"Stand with me". Part V: Comeuppance. Eight-year men --
Big ball, long bomb --
Heck of a job --
"This is not your daughter!". Part VI: The thumpin'. The Bolten bounce --
The phantom fence --
"I owe you a strategy that'll work" --
A fine line between realism and pessimism.
Responsibility: Robert Draper.
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The definitive book about the Bush presidency to date. Draper, a gifted storyteller and a longtime observer of his fellow Texan George W. Bush, has written a book that will be compelling to both  Read more...

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"What Draper does with great skill in "Dead Certain" is debunk caricatures of George Bush, both positive and negative. In place of the dim-witted bogeyman of the left and the resolute hero of the Read more...

 
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