Item description for The Evangelical President: George Bush's Struggle to Spread a Moral Democracy Throughout the World by Bill Sammon...
Overview "New York Times" bestselling author and acclaimed White House reporter Bill Sammon is a true insider, and in his new book, "The Evangelical President," he offers a snapshot of the Bush administration from winter 2005 to summer 2007. He gives an unforgettable glimpse of a president at war, supported by an evangelical belief that tyranny should be overthrown, democracy supported and America defended. 256 pages, hardcover from Regnery Publishing.
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Studio: Regnery Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher PERSEUS DISTRIBUTION INC #1220
ISBN 1596985186 ISBN13 9781596985186
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More About Bill Sammon
Bill Sammon is Senior White House Correspondent for the Washington Times, a political analyst for the Fox News Channel, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers At Any Cost and Fighting Back. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Becky, and their five teenagers, Brittany, Brooke, Ben, Billy, and Blair.
Bill Sammon currently resides in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Evangelical President: George Bush's Struggle to Spread a Moral Democracy Throughout the World?
Evangelical President Jan 19, 2008
Very good book........I wonder how we could get it to those who criticizes the President for the legacy he is building. Obviously, they will not buy the book. It gives a very honest and unbiased commentary on the President.
Confirmed my views on Bush Jan 16, 2008
I always thought that Pres. Bush must be an extraordinary man and this book showed me how he really is and that I was right. A great manager, leader and definitely a true believer. He has a good heart and he knows where he is taking the country. Although his big problem is that he relies on his aides like Condi Rice more than he should and that's why he is misguided on bunch of issues, i.e Iranian policy. This book will definitely change your views about the current US president and will make you understand him more. He's one smart man!
President Bush is a good man Jan 15, 2008
President Bush is a good man and will be judged a good president. I enjoy reading Bill Sammon's books about him because he is one of the few correspondents who is fair toward the president.
THE EVANGELICAL CRUSADE Nov 28, 2007
I give this book five stars because the author Bill Sammon, was able to get the inside information... and most of all because of a great title. President Bush is a man that few of us truly understand. Sometimes Sammon gets caught up in talking too much about Vice President Cheny and others -- throughout the center of the book.. perhaps to cover up for his failure to digest the full implication of what President Bush contributes to the history of America... but who could acheive that? Dr. Thomas Moore does in his new book, THE PROGRESS OF MAN, at least with regard to many facets of President Bush. THE PROGRESS OF MAN is a rare and gifted literary effort which reveals much of the inner man --- and the author acknowledges that there is much more to be revealed within this simple but complex president.
I am arroused by Sammon's exploration of the spiritual nature of President Bush... about the certainty with which President Bush understands his mission on this planet - and is never overawed by the complexity of the tasks to be acomplished within such a simple and dispassionate faith.
A question arises as to how well We The People understood what we were getting ourselves in for when we elected this President, twice. Did the majority recognise that we voted for "an instrument of God, appointed to change the direction of humanity... armed only with the tool of simple faith in the power of Jesus Christ" -- and a humble awareness of his own flawed nature?
Sammon and Moore have each done something completely different. Instead of dramatizing the Endtimes events prophesized in Revelation, both Sammon and Moore have used them merely as a backdrop to tell a riveting and very human story of one flawed man's confrontation with himself, God, and human nature.
"Evangelical" and "Progress" remind me of another great book, HILLARY, in that it develops the full complexity and subtlety of divinely inspired but conflicted human nature. Out of this character study of Hilary Clinton, the author develops complex themes about human nature, divinity, hatred, and relationships... just as Sammon does. I haven't read a more literary creation in quite some time.
Try Upland Road, GODLESS and Wanderlost for further reading regarding the nature of the big issue of today.
Welcome to Planet Bush Nov 10, 2007
"The Evangelical President" is being sold as the latest chapter in a series of fluff books that the former Washington Times reporter has written about the Bush administration. Other entries in the series have included, "Fighting Back," "Misunderestimated" and "Strategery." Sammon certainly has proven himself as the quintessential Bush acolyte who has spent the past 7 years painting a picture of a man who won an overwhelming victory in the 2000 and 2004 elections (actual numbers tend to argue that), and run the most successful presidency since Ronald Reagan (whose failings are also often glossed over in historical tomes). Sammon's earlier books, specifically "Fighting Back" seemed more appropriate in their depiction of George W. Bush as a war President bent on avenging the attacks of 9/11. For the most part, the country agreed at the time. However, as time has passed, and the general public has watched this administration and political party splinter and misstep, it's been a bit more difficult to write fawning books about the President. Which may be the reason why Sammon's attempt to extol the successes of Bush's second term weighs in at a measly 218 pages, by far his shortest book on the 43rd president. Of course I don't envy Mr. Sammon. Successes in the President's second term have been few, if any. This may explain his misleading title which seems to serve the purpose of reminding the reader that no matter how badly this man blows it, he's still walking the moral high ground. However, "The Evangelical President" spends little time on the President's faith. In fact, when Sammon isn't busy trying to sugar coat the failures of the President's domestic and international agenda, he devotes much of his time to other subjects, such as Vice President Cheney's many triumphs (apparently, shooting a man in the face fits in there somewhere), and former Senator George Allen's now infamous "macaca" moment. Of course Sammon offers a partisan take on the incident, first laying the ground work by noting how the Allen campaign went out of their way to be accommodating to Senator Webb's campaign, and that the real culprits were actually the media, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. Biden and Clinton are taken to task for unwise comments they've made in the past (none of which was an outright racist taunt), and the media is blamed first for reporting the story and then not putting enough effort into finding a similar story on the Democrats side to cancel out Senator Allen's gaffe. In reality, the only episodes from Bush's second term that Sammon doesn't have to resort to Orwellian double speak to discuss are his successful remaking of the Supreme Court. In Bill Sammon's world the past seven years have been glorious for the President, Vice President, Republican Party and the nation as a whole. Of course any Regnery title would be incomplete if it didn't spend time blaming the infamous "left" for trying to take away from these incredible accomplishments. Additionally, large focus is placed on the media for all the time spent mocking the President for being a Christian. This concept might be believable if the only media outlets that Sammon had exposure to were the Nation magazine and Maureen Dowd. Sammon has made an art of trying to depict President Bush as both a testosterone oozing war President and a victim of "left-wing" bias all at the same time. The idea is not only contradictory, but it's become more difficult to argue with each successive Sammon book. At the rate the President's last 14 months in office are playing out, his next book may simply be pamphlet length.