Decision Points by George W. Bush

Now in Paperback

Decision Points is the extraordinary account of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the twenty-first century.

President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.

Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history—and the man at the center of events.


"Interesting...compelling...Contains delightful and telling personal observations."
-Wall Street Journal

"Well-written and interesting from start to finish...People of all political stripes should read it."
-Bill Clinton

"Tightly argued...After examining the evidence of Decision Points, George W. Bush's presidency was an important presidency, and Bush, like Truman, rose to the challenge."
-The Weekly Standard

"A frank and wise account of a presidency."
-New Jersey Star-Ledger

"A serious memoir."
-Boston Globe

"The George W. Bush who emerges from Decision Points is a thoughtful, interesting, considered person...This memoir makes a substantial case for reconsidering, already, his legacy...There is a hard, tough, sinewy quality to the thinking in this memoir...a congenial and remarkably good-humoured memoir."
-The Australian

"Of interest to both his supporters and detractors, it's certain to become a mainstay 'primary source' for historians, too."
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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