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The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment
The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment by Zelizer, Julian E. 0691149011 9780691149011
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The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment by Zelizer, Julian E.

The Presidency of George W. Bushbrings together some of todays 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 Bushs two terms in office. It puts issues in broad historical context to reveal the forces that shaped and constrained Bushs presidency--and the ways his presidency reshaped the nation.The Presidency of George W. Bushfeatures contributions by Mary L. Dudziak, Gary Gerstle, David Greenberg, Meg Jacobs, Michael Kazin, Kevin M. Kruse, Nelson Lichtenstein, Fredrik Logevall, Tim Naftali, James T. Patterson, and the books editor, Julian E. Zelizer. Each chapter tackles some important aspect of Bushs administration--such as presidential power, law, the war on terror, the Iraq invasion, economic policy, and religion--and helps readers understand why Bush made the decisions he did. Taking readers behind the headlines of momentous events, the contributors show how the quandaries of the Bush presidency were essentially those of conservatism itself, which was confronted by the hard realities of governance. They demonstrate how in fact Bush frequently disappointed the Right, and how Barack Obamas 2008 election victory cast the very tenets of conservatism in doubt.History will be the ultimate judge of Bushs legacy, and the assessment begins with this book.

Author: Zelizer, Julian E.

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 404

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2010-10-03

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ISBN: 0691149011

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