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In His Father's Shadow

In His Father's Shadow

The Transformations of George W. Bush

Stanley A. Renshon

St. Martin's Press

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From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation of Bush and identifies those pivotal changes that allowed him to achieve success in his personal life and in the political arena, and shows how Bush's personal transformation has come to shape his political policies. The man who battled--and defeated--his own inner demons has become a president determined to battle the demons of terrorism and extremism that prevent democracy from flourishing around the world. This psychological portrait provides a much-needed antidote to prevailing critiques that ridicule Bush's values and policies, as it celebrates his resolve and strong leadership.

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“Mr. Renshon has developed a reputation for delving behind the headlines and hysteria of presidential politics to offer insights into the psyche of our leaders. His provocative analysis of George W. Bush and his controversial style of governing reveals a president shaped not only by wealth and privilege but also by his complicated relationship with his father.” —Mike Stanton, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and best-selling author of The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor

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Stanley A. Renshon

Stanley A. Renshon is Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Political Psychology Program, City University of New York Graduate Center, a certified psychoanalyst, and an award-winning author.

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