The Right Man: An Inside Account Of The Bush White House
The Right Manis the first inside account of a historic year in the Bush White House, by the presidential speechwriter credited with the phraseaxis of evil.David Frum helped make international headlines when President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address linked international terrorists to Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. But that was only one moment during a crucial time in American history, when a president, an administration, and a country were transformed.
Frum worked with President Bush in the Oval Office, traveled with him aboard Air Force One, and studied him closely at meetings and events. He describes how Bush thinks—what this conservative president believes about religion, race, the environment, Jews, Muslims, and America’s future. Frum takes us behind the scenes of one of the most secretive administrations in recent history, with revealing portraits of Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Condoleezza Rice, and many others. Most significant, he tells the story of the transformation of George W. Bush: how a president whose administration began in uncertainty became one of the most decisive, successful, and popular leaders of our time.
Before becoming a White House speechwriter, David Frum was a highly regarded author of books and political commentary and an influential voice on the pages ofThe Wall Street JournalandThe Weekly Standard.His commentary has been described by William F. Buckley as “the most refreshing ideological experience in a generation.” Now, inThe Right Man,we see Frum as a front-row observer and participant. Not since Peggy Noonan’s account of her time in the Reagan White House has an insider portrayed a sitting president with such precision, verve, honest admiration, and insight.
The Right Manwill command international attention for its thoughtful account of George W. Bush in the midst of his greatest challenge. It will be an essential reference for anyone seeking to understand who our president really is and how he is likely to lead us in the future.
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Gosh, how does one begin to review a book like this? Mr. Frum, in accord with so much of the American right, never questions the correctness of a decision: everything is seen from the perspective of ... Read full review
The Right Man, written by David Frum, is about an inside look in the white house when George. W. Bush was in. David Frum was a speech writer for the president, he also traveled around with him. He gives the reader anecdotes of the times working there, like what happened on september 11 2001. He touches on topics like the president's religion and how he was liked by his staff. David goes on to say he came into the white house at the wrong time but he was the right man.
I don't usally like politics but I liked this book! The Part where it caught me the most was when 9/11 happened and the security was drastically tightened up and anthrax was a big scare at that time