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The Evolving American Presidency

Test by Fire

The War Presidency of George W. Bush

Authors: Swansbrough, R.

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This book examines the successes and failures of George W. Bush as a War President. The author critically assesses the administration's key decisions in the war on terror and President Bush's vision of creating a democratic Middle East.

About the authors

ROBERT SWANSBROUGH is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.

Reviews

"George W. Bush s fateful foreign policy decisions pose questions that historians and political scientists will be trying to answer for decades to come. Using the conceptual tools of political science and the best information currently available, Robert Swansbrough gives this enterprise a strong start with this thorough, nuanced examination of both Bush and his administration s decision-making processes. Test by Fire is an excellent choice for courses on the presidency as well as enlightening reading for anyone seeking to understand the Bush presidency." - Gary Jacobson, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego

"This book tells a story that is a must-read for all Americans. Swansbrough s analysis of George Bush s abuse of power, and the implications for the nation of his ill-conceived plan to invade Iraq, greatly aids our understanding of the subversion of the Constitution since 9/11." - David Gray Adler, Professor of Political Science, Idaho State University


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A War President’s Decisions: Seeking Insights

    Swansbrough, Robert

    Pages 3-20

  • The Fortunate Son: Star-Spangled Eyes

    Swansbrough, Robert

    Pages 23-36

  • Lone Star Challenger: A Taste of Power

    Swansbrough, Robert

    Pages 37-52

  • White House Quest: Selling the Son

    Swansbrough, Robert

    Pages 53-68

  • The Early Months: Clear-Eyed Realism

    Swansbrough, Robert

    Pages 71-88

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Softcover $41.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Test by Fire
Book Subtitle
The War Presidency of George W. Bush
Authors
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61187-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230611870
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60099-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60100-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 284
Topics