Decision Points a Review

A look at the man behind some of the decisions that were made during his presidency.





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Decision Points

Our nation has been led by many men who have either failed at their job or they came out on top. Of course those that failed will have supporters that feel they succeeded, while those that came out on top will have those that feel they failed.  We all have our own opinions about George W. Bush and his presidency but this review is not about the man, it is about his book, Decision Points.

There were two things that I loved about this book. The first, Mr. Bush explains that he wanted his memoirs to be about some of the decisions that he had to make in his life; not just his life story. These decisions were made before and during his presidency; a look into the life of this man that carried a load on his shoulders.  The second, is how the book is written.  The simplicity of the writing is as if he is actually speaking to you.  I know there is a lot being said about a ghost writer regarding this book. There are many "authors" who have used them, but that is not the point here. Simplicity is something that I like when reading, if I can't understand it, I won't read it. The descriptions of many situations were so vivid, that I could almost feel the anxiety, stress, and compassion that was felt during those moments.

Media doesn't show all the details that goes on behind the doors of the White House. There are many decisions that are made on the behalf of our country every day; many of which we never hear about. The outcome of some of the decisions are not always the best, while others work out for the good. Yes, the President may have the final say in the matter, but he is not the only one in on making decisions. These men and women are human just like you and me. Reading about whether to pursue a terrorist and vicious dictator or choose to learn more about stem cell research or when to send in the extra help after a disaster where decisions that were hard press is an eye opener.

Overall the book is definitely a book you would want to read. Especially if you are interested in reading the "behind the scenes" of certain situations that President Bush faced during his presidency.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

590619: Decision Points Decision Points

By George W. Bush / Crown


In this candid, gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life. Go inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the 2000 election; aboard Air Force One after the September 11 attacks; and into the situation room moments before the start of the Iraq war. Large Print Edition.

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