Decision Points

  • by George Bush
  • Narrated by George Bush
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir 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 Harbour; 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 21st 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.
A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, 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 centre of events.

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Maybe George wasn't as stupid as we thought!

I had been no fan of George Bush or his administration but this book is still compelling listening. Its not an autobiography as such, its a series of chapters that details the most important issues that arose while he was President and his thought processes as he dealt with them. He doesn't always explain his reasons clearly but crucially he does go into some depth about the war's in Iraq and Afghanistan and why he took the action he did. Whether you agree with him or not is a different matter but he clearly believes that he did the right thing and he gives his reasons - which I thought were quite compelling in fairness. There are an awful lot of thought provoking points that he makes in this book and whether you like him or loathe him I think its important to get his side of the story.
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- Chris

Listening to the other point of view

I started this book with a definite prejudice against George Bush, and I ended up with about the same level of prejudice but a deeper understanding. I actually felt sorry for GWB on stem cells. You do have to think about votes, and your base, as a politician. It is quite spooky to have the President himself intoning his words in your earphones, but I don't think an actor could have captured the essence of this guy as he does mouthing his own words.
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- Judy Corstjens

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio