Was an interesting read about his controversial decisions made from his perspective at the time. Whether you like him or not, the book was fascinating.
I was fascinated by the explanation of the key decisions W made during his presidency. He did a great job of providing the important developments in his life that help us understand the decisions he made. I developed a sincere respect for him and his presidency.
The narrator sounded a lot like GWB. It was the way President Bush structured the story. What was going on that the public saw and what was going on behind the scenes and his personal recollections of those moments.
The retelling of that moment in that elementary school when he was given the news about the Towers being hit. Pres Bush caught a lot of crap about that, liberal media saying he just sat there not reacting but when I see that news footage what I saw was a man deeply concerned but also not wanting to frighten a room full of young children. Think about the information he had to process, who among us could wrap our minds around what was happening that morning and the President had an audience of children. I applaud how he handled that moment. Actually I applaud how President Bush handled himself throughout those next few weeks, he shared our outrage and DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
Yes but of course that wasn't possible
I am so glad President Bush wrote this book, it shed light on issues for me that I found fascinating.
The Memoirs of President Grant. Garnt Memoir has long been held as one of the most candid presidential memoirs in U. S. history. A history professor recommended it to me thirty years ago, saying the bok was the most honest and least self-serving autobiographical pieces written by a President. Mr. Bush's book follows down that path. Selecting key decision points throghtout his presidency and the path leading up to it, He explains why he made the decisions he did, both right and wrong. He discusses the sources of advice and cousel he received and ultimate the reasons for the decisions he made. He does a fine job of expressing the weight of each decision, and clearly articulates a sense of the consequences of each.
Both the supporters and detractors of Mr. Bush should read this. Both will find pause to reconsider their previously held opinions.
Yes, because of it's revelence
I think his voice and intonations helped to keep GW Bush's image attached to the piece
I really liked this book a lot and would recommend it to anyone. If you are a fair minded person you will enjoy this. I really enjoyed the stories, and if anything it's worth buying just for the section on 9/11 itself. I liked the book so much I even own the hard copy as well. It's worth the money and I will probably even listen to this again!
Excellent book! Great reader! ... but 3rd download ended abruptly...4th download was missing to end the book. Rechecked audible for it, but with no luck. A mistake? Very disappointing to miss out on the end of a book.
Outstanding book! Like him or not, he was the president of the USA for 8 years and had to endure probably the worst challenges a president can face - from natural disasters, to economic crisis, 2 wars among others.
In this book he reveals what was behind the decisions he had to make - and by revealing his side of the story you will discover a man with moral principles, clear goals and someone who knew where he wanted to take the country.
He is not afraid of showing the decisions he got wrong, his weakness nor to tell exactly what people did or said, which also reveals interesting facts about other global leaders.
A well written book that makes you feel inside the White House and participating in great moments of "history", in addition to revealing what happened behind the scenes. One of the best books I've read lately.
A well written and informative book. By focusing on a subject I got a clearer understanding of his position than I had from the news media even the ones that don't hate him. They must move on to the next day's sensational news. I still don't agree with some decisions but then neither does he. That is reality as opposed to the sound bites prefered by shallow minds, journalists and politicians. (While informative, it will not change the mind of anyone who hates him.)