Bob Woodward gave Americans unprecedented access into the post-9/11 Bush White House with his Bush at War book series. This Tuesday, we'll get another look inside with Robert Draper's new book, Dead Certain.
Much like Woodward's books, Dead Certain is based on hours of interviews with adminstration officials and the president himself. The New York Times hints that the book will touch on the sorrow and optimism of the Bush presidency.
"The transcripts and the book show Mr. Bush as being keenly interested in what history will say about his term despite his frequent comments to the contrary; as being in a reflective mode as his time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue dwindles; and, ultimately, as being at once sorrowful and optimistic — but virtually alone as commander in chief, and aware of it."
This looks like it will be required reading for Bush's critics and supporters alike. We're looking forward to the debate.