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Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush

Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush

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America's forty-third president, George W. Bush, presided over eight of the most dramatic years in recent history, from the 9/11 attacks early in his administration to the worldwide economic crisis of 2008. By his side, recording every event from the momentous to the intimate, was his personal White House photographer, Eric Draper. From a collection of nearly one million photographs, Draper has selected more than one hundred images of President Bush that portray both the public figure and the private man.

Front Row Seat presents a compelling, behind-the-scenes view of the presidency of George W. Bush. Through Draper's lens, we follow Bush through moments of crisis that called for strong leadership, such as 9/11; emotional meetings with troops in war zones, wounded soldiers at home, and Katrina survivors; and happy, relaxed times with his wife Laura, daughters Barbara and Jenna, and parents President George H. W. and Barbara Bush. We also see Bush at work within his inner circle of trusted advisors, including Vice President Richard Cheney, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Capturing moments that reveal the essence of the man, Front Row Seat is an irreplaceable portrait of George W. Bush.



Author: Eric Draper
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Published: 04/01/2013
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 4.91lbs
Size: 11.33h x 12.34w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9780292745476

About the Author
ERIC DRAPERAlbuquerque, New MexicoThe longest-serving Chief White House Photographer and the first to document two full terms, Draper covered George W. Bush for the entire eight years of his presidency. He was also named Special Assistant to the Presid

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