What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception

By Scott McClellan
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12.43 Hours 04/21/2008 unabridged
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In the bestselling book that provoked a media sensation, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan takes readers behind the scenes of the presidency of George W. Bush. McClellan belonged to Bush’s select inner circle of trusted advisors during one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent history. Over a period of more than seven years, he witnessed day-to-day exactly how the presidency veered off course: not only by its decision to topple Saddam Hussein but by an embrace of confrontational politics in the face of an increasingly partisan Washington and hostile media. In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, McClellan provides unique perspective on what happened and why it happened the way it did, including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and two hotly contested presidential campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W. Bush is and what he believes and explores the lessons this presidency offers the American people as we look to the future.

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

In the bestselling book that provoked a media sensation, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan takes readers behind the scenes of the presidency of George W. Bush.

McClellan belonged to Bush’s select inner circle of trusted advisors during one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent history. Over a period of more than seven years, he witnessed day-to-day exactly how the presidency veered off course: not only by its decision to topple Saddam Hussein but by an embrace of confrontational politics in the face of an increasingly partisan Washington and hostile media.

In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, McClellan provides unique perspective on what happened and why it happened the way it did, including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and two hotly contested presidential campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W. Bush is and what he believes and explores the lessons this presidency offers the American people as we look to the future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“We already know What Happened, but it feels good to hear Scott say it.” New York Times
“The former press secretary of President Bush (No. 43 version) empties out his notebooks, and all of Washington will be holding its breath.” Seattle Times
“Sophisticated…What Happened provides a telling and unflattering glimpse of Bush and his White House and also makes an important commentary on Washington’s poisonous political climate—one that Bush promised to change but did not.” Associated Press
“A Rosetta Stone for understanding the last seven years.” Keith Olbermann
“It was the exact right choice to have President Bush’s former White House press secretary read his own book…McClellan’s a professional and speaks clearly and with conviction. We believe him…Is he a great actor or no actor at all?...The drama of that question makes this timely book a thrilling piece of audio.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Scott McClellan

Scott McClellan served as White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before that he served as the principal deputy White House press secretary and as traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign. He is currently a senior adviser to a global technology firm and a communications strategist. Born in Austin, Texas, he now lives near Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English