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The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Ron Suskind

The George W. Bush White House, as described by former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, is a world out of kilter. Policy decisions are determined not by careful weighing of an issue's complexities; rather, they're dictated by a cabal of ideologues … see full wiki

Author: Ron Suskind
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: August 31, 2004
2 reviews about The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the...
review by . August 10, 2005
When I first saw this book, esepcially with its black cover, I thought it was simply another Bush-bashing book using Mr. O'Neill's words as a cover. In fact, I found it quite dispassionate and reasonable. It definitely jives both with other accounts (notably Christine Whitman's) and the Bush administration's actions. Especially since I consider myself a pragmatic Republican, I can appreciate the likes of O'Neill having to butt against ideologues. I can also see how Bush surrounded himself with a …
review by . April 06, 2004
Whose loyalty to whom and/or what? What is the "price"? How was it determined and by whom? The subtitle evokes another question: While obtaining his "education" during his 23 months as Secretary of the Treasury in the current Bush administration, what did Paul O'Neill learn? After research which involved 19,000 documents and hundreds of interviews, Suskind responds to these and other questions throughout the 349 pages which comprise his book. Of course, O'Neill is the focal point but much (most?) …
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