In this Book

George W. Bush
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Bringing together presidential scholars, leading voices on the presidency, and former White House aides, this book provides a timely and thorough assessment of George W. Bush at the historic midpoint of his presidency. The book covers Bush’s character and leadership style, domestic policy, foreign policy and the War on Terror, and the Bush administration. It concludes with a report card on the Bush presidency, whereby the President, his staff, and his legislative record are graded.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part 1: Leadership and Character
  2. p. 17
  1. 1. The Arbiter of Fate The Presidential Character of George W. Bush
  2. pp. 19-28
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  1. 2. Compassionate Conservatism Meets Communitarianism
  2. pp. 29-38
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  1. 3. The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate and the Battle between Politics and Ethics
  2. pp. 39-51
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  1. Part 2: Domestic Policy
  2. p. 53
  1. 4. An Early Assessment of President George W. Bush and the Environment
  2. pp. 55-67
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  1. 5. Vigor and Vacillation: An Early Assessment of Bush’s Economic Policy
  2. pp. 69-83
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  1. 6. Ironing Out Reelection: George W. Bush and the Politics of Steel
  2. pp. 85-104
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  1. 7. The Politics behind Bush’s No Child Left Behind Initiative: Ideas, Elections, and Top-Down Education Reform
  2. pp. 105-119
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  1. Part 3: Foreign Policy and the War on Terror
  2. p. 121
  1. 8. The Bush Doctrine: Redefining the U.S. Role in World Politics for the Twenty-first Century?
  2. pp. 123-138
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  1. 9. A United Front? The Bush Administration, Coalition Diplomacy, and the Military Campaign in Afghanistan
  2. pp. 139-153
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  1. 10. The Bush Military Tribunal: Relying on the Nazi Saboteur Case
  2. pp. 155-171
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  1. 11. The War on Terrorism and Homeland Security: Presidential and Congressional Challenges
  2. pp. 173-187
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  1. Part 4: The Bush Administration
  2. p. 189
  1. 12. The Bush White House: Comparisons with Previous White Houses
  2. pp. 191-206
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  1. 13. Vice President Dick Cheney: Trendsetter or Just Your Typical Veep?
  2. pp. 207-220
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  1. 14. “Comforter in Chief ”: The Transformation of First Lady Laura Bush
  2. pp. 221-238
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 239-262
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 263-278
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 279-281
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 283-287
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