Faculty Book: Stanley Renshon
In His Father's Shadow: The Transformations of George W. Bush
(Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2004; 304 pp.)
Stanley Renshon presents a psychological portrait of the current president in In His Father's Shadow. Renshon shows how from his beginnings, as a pampered son who showed little promise, to his successful rise to the presidency, George W. Bush altered himself through acts of will and faith. Bush is examined as a man who battled—and defeated—his own inner demons to become a president determined to battle terrorism and extremism around the world. The book provides a psychological portrait of the president, giving insight into his judgment, policies, and leadership. Renshon is a professor of political science at The Graduate Center and Lehman College.
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Submitted on: AUG 12, 2004