George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait

George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait

by Dan P. McAdams, Todd Schultz
     
 

George W. Bush remains a highly controversial figure, a man for whom millions of Americans have very strong feelings. Dan McAdams' book offers an astute psychological portrait of Bush, one of the first biographies to appear since he left office as well as the first to draw systematically from personality science to analyze his life. McAdams, an international leader

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George W. Bush remains a highly controversial figure, a man for whom millions of Americans have very strong feelings. Dan McAdams' book offers an astute psychological portrait of Bush, one of the first biographies to appear since he left office as well as the first to draw systematically from personality science to analyze his life. McAdams, an international leader in personality psychology and the narrative study of lives, focuses on several key events in Bush's life, such as the death of his sister at age 7, his commitment to sobriety on his 40th birthday, and his reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, and his decision to invade Iraq. He sheds light on Bush's life goals, the story he constructed to make sense of his life, and the psychological dynamics that account for his behavior. Although there are many popular biographies of George W. Bush, McAdams' is the first true psychological analysis based on established theories and the latest research. Short and focused, written in an engaging style, this book offers a truly penetrating look at our forty-third president.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199752089
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/24/2010
Series:
Inner Lives Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
956,145
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Did President George W. Bush Invade Iraq?
Chapter 1: The Actor's Traits
Chapter 2: Fathers and Sons
Chapter 3: On Being a Conservative
Chapter 4: Variations on a Redemptive Theme
Chapter 5: An American Story
Acknowledgements
Notes

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