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Review of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” by Peter Baker

February 1, 2019

My Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” is Peter Baker’s 2013 review of the two-term Bush administration. Baker is Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and was a reporter for The Washington Post for two decades. He is the author of books on Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the rise of Vladimir Putin and a recent biography of Barack Obama.

Based on hundreds of interviews and thousands of pages of notes and internal documents, this book is brimming with eyewitness accounts of almost every consequential moment of Bush’s presidency. But it is more than just a survey of Bush’s eight years in the White House – it is also an in-depth examination of the intriguing Bush-Cheney political partnership.

The clear focus of this 653-page book is undeniably the Bush presidency, but Baker does a nice job introducing both George W. Bush and…

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