Conga lines, chainsaws and a call to war: New book by White House photographer offers never-before-seen pictures of George W Bush's controversial presidency
By Ashley Collman
PUBLISHED: 12:08 EST, 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 EST, 15 November 2013
By the time he left office in January 2009, George W Bush was not the most liked president in history. But many would agree that his was one of the most historically important White House tenures.
Eight months after assuming office in January 2001, 9/11 happened which would set the course for the rest of his presidency
New book 'Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W Bush' provides a never before seen look into the life of the controversial president during his eight years in office.
Over his two terms as leader of the free world, Mr Bush would take the nation into two conflicts in the Middle East, while dealing with a financial crisis at home and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
'Front Row Seat' was edited down to 240 pages of images from White House photographer Eric Draper's more than one million photographs from the Bush II years.
The pictures taken by Draper, the longest-serving White House photographer, show Mr Bush both at work with his inner circle of advisers and also in his private downtime with wife Laura and at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Going home: President Bush rests on his mother and former first-lady Barbara Bush's shoulder as he travels back to Texas at the end of his presidency on January 20, 2009
many great photos at link...loved them all!