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Bush, George W

Nov 9, 2013 — Peter Baker covered the George W. Bush administration for The New York Times. In his new book, Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, Baker takes a second look at those controversial years.
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Jan 7, 2012 — Tim Goeglein worked as a staffer in the George W. Bush White House for nearly eight years. In his new book, The Man in the Middle, Goeglein describes his tenure and the role of religious faith in politics.
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Oct 19, 2011 — Elmore Leonard takes on Somali pirates in his latest thriller, while former President George W. Bush defends his decision points, biographer Edmund Morris looks at Theodore Roosevelt's last decade, and writer Dan Buettner reports on what the world's happiest people have in common.
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Nov 10, 2010 — In his new memoir, Decision Points, former President George W. Bush revisits nearly all the controversial decisions of his tenure — and defends them with vigor. Historian H.W. Brands suspects history won't be as easy on Bush as Bush is on himself.
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Mar 17, 2010 — The book by the conservative strategist is called Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. Rove tells Fresh Air the decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 was not based on wrong information from the Bush administration, but was based on wrong information from the intelligence community.
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Sep 22, 2009 — Matt Latimer, speechwriter to President George W. Bush during his last months in office, says his old boss didn't always stick to the script. His new tell-all memoir recounts more than one startling comment that Latimer says his boss made behind closed doors.
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Jan 13, 2009 — In his new book, The Inheritance, David Sanger writes about the multiple foreign policy challenges President-elect Obama will face when he takes office. Also, he reports on the top threats Obama will likely contend with during his presidency.
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Dec 19, 2008Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward talks about FBI Deputy Director W. Mark Felt, the secret source that helped him break the Watergate story.
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Oct 3, 2008 — George Bush and Dick Cheney are certain history will justify their actions. But a reading of these two books, The War Within and Angler, suggests that vindication may be a long time coming.
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Sep 16, 2008 — Citing curious absences and an "odd detachment," journalist Bob Woodward argues that President Bush ultimately fell short as commander-in-chief during the Iraq war. Woodward fields questions about this assertion, and about his new book, The War Within.
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