The Bush Tragedy

By Jacob Weisberg
Read by Robertson Dean

9.47 Hours 01/22/2008 unabridged
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In this first important consideration of the George W. Bush presidency and its profound impact on the state of the world, Jacob Weisberg traces the evolution of Bush’s political philosophy from its roots in his early life and his years as governor of Texas through the events of 9/11 and his turbulent two terms in office. With careful analyses, Weisberg offers an eye-opening assessment of Bush’s deeply conflicted relationship with his father, former President George H. W. Bush, and with major figures in the administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This groundbreaking book of reportage, synthesis, and analysis will stand as the indispensable account of a presidency of enormous consequence.

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Summary

Summary

In this first important consideration of the George W. Bush presidency and its profound impact on the state of the world, Jacob Weisberg traces the evolution of Bush’s political philosophy from its roots in his early life and his years as governor of Texas through the events of 9/11 and his turbulent two terms in office. With careful analyses, Weisberg offers an eye-opening assessment of Bush’s deeply conflicted relationship with his father, former President George H. W. Bush, and with major figures in the administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This groundbreaking book of reportage, synthesis, and analysis will stand as the indispensable account of a presidency of enormous consequence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dazzling…If you read one book about George W. Bush and his presidency, this should be it.” Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author
“Precisely because he does not think George W. Bush is a joke, Jacob Weisberg has been able to write a very witty and deeply penetrating profile of him.” Christopher Hitchens, New York Times bestselling author
“The Bush Tragedy is a serious, thought-provoking effort to penetrate what instinct tells us must be an extraordinary family drama…Weisberg also provides a broad, dark, nuanced way of thinking about why we went to war.” Washington Post Book World
“[Weisberg] analyzes the central disaster of the Bush administration with skill and seriousness…it is precisely because Weisberg struggles for objectivity and fairness that his deeply negative conclusions are so damning.” Los Angeles Times
“An unexpectedly compelling piece of armchair psychoanalysis.” Newsday.com
“Robertson Dean provides an enjoyable performance that works well with Weisberg’s prose. His deliberate cadence and well-placed emphasis makes the narration easy to follow and understand. Dean projects power and energy and is sure to have listeners looking for other audiobooks he reads.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg is the editor-in-chief of Slate. He is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio. He previously worked for the New Republic and was a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He is the inventor and author of the “Bushisms” series. He is also the author, with Robert Rubin, of In an Uncertain World. His first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English