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

Hardcover | November 29, 2010

byDan P. McadamsEditorTodd Schultz

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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 frompersonality 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 theterrorist 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 thefirst 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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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 frompersonality science to analyze his life. McA...

Dan P. McAdams is professor of psychology and professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University. He is a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern, and he is also the director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives, an interdisciplinary research enterprise at Northwestern...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Why Did President George W. Bush Invade Iraq?1. The Actor's Traits2. Fathers and Sons3. On Being a Conservative4. Variations on a Redemptive Theme5. An American StoryAcknowledgementsNotes