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Test by fire : the war presidency of George W. Bush

Author: Robert H Swansbrough; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Evolving American presidency.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book revolves around three closely related questions. First, how did George W. Bush?a wisecracking cutup, mediocre student, failed oil patch entrepreneur and fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard?s?Champagne Unit??become a War President? Did George W. Bush go too far?invading Iraq, abandoning the Geneva Conventions? safeguards for captured prisoners and conducting surveillance over American citizens  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swansbrough, Robert H.
Test by fire.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007045898
(OCoLC)181079209
Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Swansbrough; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230611870 0230611877 0230600999 9780230600997 0230601006 9780230601000
OCLC Number: 319212717
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 284 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: * Foreword: Professor Loch Johnson * Preface * Introduction A War President₂s Decisions: Seeking Insights * Section I: Path to the White House * Star-Spangled Eyes: The Fortunate Son * Lone Star Challenger: A Taste of Power * White House Quest: Selling of the Son * Section II: A War President Emerges * The Early Months: Clear-Eyed Realism * Ignored Warnings: A Call to Destiny * New Kind of War: Breaking the Rules * March to War: Vision or Vengeance? * Bush's War: Break it. . . and It's Yours * Section III: Pursuing a Vision * Axis of Evil: An Inverted Threat Matrix? * Ending Tyranny: Bush's Democracy Agenda * Conclusion * Tested by Fire: Standards for Greatness.
Series Title: Evolving American presidency.
Responsibility: Robert Swansbrough.
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