Biography

Jean Edward Smith

Jean Edward Smith was a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto for 35 years, and at Marshall University for 12. He has also been a visiting scholar at Columbia, Princeton and Georgetown. In addition to BUSH, he is the author of EISENHOWER IN WAR AND PEACE; FDR, winner of the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians; GRANT, a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist; JOHN MARSHALL: Definer of a Nation; and LUCIUS D. CLAY: An American Life.

Jean Edward Smith

Books by Jean Edward Smith

by Jean Edward Smith - Biography, Nonfiction, Politics

George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, almost singlehandedly decided to invade Iraq. Jean Edward Smith demonstrates that it was not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld or Condoleezza Rice, but President Bush himself who took personal control of foreign policy. Bush drew on his deep religious conviction that important foreign-policy decisions were simply a matter of good versus evil. BUSH is a comprehensive evaluation of the Bush presidency --- including Guantanamo, Katrina, No Child Left Behind and other important topics --- that will surely surprise many readers.

by Jean Edward Smith - Biography, Nonfiction

Drawing on a wealth of untapped primary sources, Jean Edward Smith provides new insight into Dwight Eisenhower’s maddening apprenticeship under Douglas MacArthur in Washington and the Philippines, his World War II generalship, and his presidency.