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The presidency of George W. Bush : a first historical assessment

Author: Julian E Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Presidency of George W. Bush brings together some of today's top American historians to offer the first in-depth look at one of the most controversial U.S. presidencies. Emotions surrounding the Bush presidency continue to run high--conservatives steadfastly defend its achievements, liberals call it a disgrace. This book examines the successes as well as the failures, covering every major aspect of Bush's two  Read more...
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Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian E Zelizer
ISBN: 9780691134857 0691134855 9780691149011 0691149011
OCLC Number: 498418076
Description: viii, 386 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Establishment conservative : the presidency of George W. Bush / Julian E. Zelizer --
How conservatives learned to stop worrying and love presidential power / Julian E. Zelizer --
A sword and a shield : the uses of law in the Bush administration / Mary L. Dudziak --
George W. Bush and the "war on terror" / Timothy Naftali --
Anatomy of an unnecessary war : the Iraq invasion / Fredrik Logevall --
Transformative economic policies : tax cutting, stimuli, and bailouts / James T. Patterson --
Wreaking havoc from within : George W. Bush's energy policy in historical perspective / Meg Jacobs --
Ideology and interest on the social policy home front / Nelson Lichtenstein --
Creating their own reality : the Bush administration and expertise in a polarized age / David Greenberg --
Compassionate conservatism : religion in the age of George W. Bush / Kevin M. Kruse --
Minorities, multiculturalism, and the presidency of George W. Bush / Gary Gerstle --
From hubris to despair : George W. Bush and the conservative movement / Michael Kazin.
Responsibility: Julian E. Zelizer, editor.

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