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Children's LiteratureThis presidential biography provides a great deal of information about the president, his spouse, and Bush's life before entering politics. The book begins with a one-page introduction which includes a quote from George W. Bush: "The best decision I ever made was asking Laura to marry me. I'm not sure the best decision she ever made was saying yes. But I'm glad she did." The first two chapters of the book focus on the childhoods and young adult lives of Laura and George. The biography notes the tragedies in each of their young lives—Bush's sister dies of leukemia, Laura runs a stoplight and kills her high-school friend. As Bush enters politics and becomes the Texas governor, the book again highlights Laura's achievements, including a quote from Time in 1996: "Few can dispute that Laura Bush has been the best First Lady of Texas in years and years, maybe ever." Chapters five through seven focus on Bush's first term as president. The war in Iraq is discussed in detail. The book also mentions controversies surrounding the economy, the Patriot Act and the budget deficit. The seventh chapter ends as Bush announces his plans to run for a second term of office. This title is part of the "Presidents and First Ladies" series. 2005, World Almanac Library, Ages 8 to 12.