Bob Woodward's insider account of the inner workings of the Bush administration is fascinating. Only a privileged few would have his kind of access. His accounts are riveting. Highly recommended.
i found his (BW) own thoughts and feelings came out a bit too much; after reading Watergate, and then this, you will know Woodward, which is Essential to understanding his writings and his own influenced feelings in his work. Hmmm, makes one think twice about his... jounalism.
Its a bit of a rah rah Bush book, but this is an enlightening read. I personally hate Bush's speeches, but Woodward's actual quotes of Bush and colleagues makes them much more real and helps you appreciate who they really are and what they did. Great narrator too. Highly recommended.
This is the most exciting non-fiction I have ever read. It has all the makings of a Tom Clancy novel. I had to keep reminding myself that this was real.
If Woodward is to be believed Bush's leadership qualities are outstanding. He studies a problem then decides what to do, then never looks back.
George Bush couldn't have written a more glossy and favorable profile of himself. This was surprising to me coming from someone synonymous with the Watergate discovery and investigation. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see the image the White House wished to project and how Mr. Woodward feigned objectivity while dutifully acting out the part of court historian.
I am sure if Bush wrote this book himself he could not make it more flattering. That does not really say much since Bush could not write or read any book. But you have to appreciate writer's presumptions about reader when he wrote that US military was reorganized in a month from obsolete force to the most powerful military on the planet, specifically equipped for the modern battles. If you want to read good propaganda there are yet better, more saddle examples.