GEORGE W. BUSH is the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. He previously served as Governor of Texas. He and his wife, Laura, now live in Dallas, where they founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University. President Bush is also the author of two number one bestsellers- Decision Points, his presidential memoir; and 41, a biography of his father, President George H.W. Bush.
-[A] departure from anything anyone named Bush -- or any other President -- has published after leaving office . . . Accompanying the portraits are stories, also written by Bush, about how each subject dealt with setback and then mounted a recovery. The paths are anything but straightforward, and Bush's book, in words and pictures, is a challenge and a road map for anyone who faces difficulty.- -TIME -What an uplifting volume. It's a testament to, for sure, the GIs it portrays - and, by implication, to all our soldiers, airmen, and sailors. It's also a tale of life's capacity to surprise, its ability to hand up new and unexpected lives not only to these veterans but also to their constitutional commander.- -Seth Lipsky, New York Post -[It's] impossible to look at these 98 extraordinary images without thinking deeply about the artist who made them: A leader who sent troops off to the battlefield, and who, so many years later, spends his days channeling the damaged but determined warriors who came home . . . Spend a little time in the presence of these pictures, and one is overwhelmed by their subjects' sacrifices, their courage, their strength and, in some cases, their turmoil.--Task and Purpose