Scott McClellan was one of a few Bush loyalists from Texas
who became part of his inner circle of trusted advisers, and
remained so during one of the most challenging and
contentious periods of recent history. Drawn to Bush by his
commitment to compassionate conservatism and strong
bipartisan leadership, McClellan served the president for
more than seven years, and witnessed day-to-day exactly how
the presidency veered off course.
In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, written with no agenda
other than to record his experiences and insights for the
benefit of history, McClellan provides unique perspective on
what happened and why it happened the way it did, including
the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Washington's bitter
partisanship, and two hotly-contested presidential
campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W.
Bush is and what he believes, and into the personalities,
strengths, and liabilities of his top aides. Finally,
McClellan looks to the future, exploring the lessons this
presidency offers the American people as we prepare to elect
a new leader.