There've been many book written about the Bush Presidency, most written by people with open access to the Administration, so you hope you're getting facts and not biased opinions. Few offer glowing summaries, and this one is no different. However, this one, being one of the latter books, does a good job of summarizing the many issues associated with the Bush term, and give a better insight into the key players and behind the scenes power brokers than many of the others. The other thing I felt this book did was provide a lot more insight into the many conservative and religious-right advisors who became key players in the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security team, etc. Unger discusses the long-standing ties among many of these neo-cons, their beliefs, and the agenda they carried with them into their jobs.
The author is delusional...not worth the time reading or listening to the book.
Craig Unger was deputy editor of the "New York Observer" and editor-in-chief of "Boston Magazine." He has written about George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush for the "New Yorker, Esquire, " and "Vanity Fair." He lives in New York City.