What Happened

  • by Scott McClellan
  • Narrated by Scott McClellan
  • 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Scott McClellan belonged to Bush's select inner circle of trusted advisers during one of the most challenging, 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 a hostile media. In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, McClellan provides his 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 listeners 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 prepare to elect a new leader.


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poor performance spoiled an otherwise good story

There are few authors who can read well. McClellan monotone and, for the most part, fast rendition spoils an otherwise good story.
Despite McClellan's obvious affection for Bush, the President comes over as weak and manipulated by his advisors. McClellan's recommendations in the closing are a noble attempt at improving government however, pitched against the users and abusers of Washington I fear it is a lost cause.
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- JayJay

highly revealing

when people believe they are right, they will lie in order to prove it.
This book gives insight into the world of political spin and disfunction
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- Mr. R. D. Cox

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.