Last Thursday saw the official dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at the SMU campus in Dallas. It is the 13th library to be added to the list of presidential libraries in the United States.
George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States; the first president of the 21st century. He also served as Texas governor from 1995-2000.
TAMU Press is publishing a new book in Fall 2013 entitled, Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush by Donald R. Kelley and Todd G. Shields, an analysis of Bush's presidency. Commissioned by the Fulbright Institute of International Relations and the Blair Center of Southern Politics and Culture at the University of Arkansas, Taking the Measure offers perspectives, commentary, and analyses by experts on the American presidency.
Kelley and Shields focus on Bush’s decision-making style, the impact of increasing partisanship, economic issues, and the impact of 9/11 and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It will be a great contribution to the beginnings of a careful, systematic consideration of the George W. Bush presidency.