All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

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Simon and Schuster, 5 mar. 2013 - 720 pagini
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Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” (The Washington Post).

“Who knew that beneath George Bush’s buttoned-up propriety pulsed the warm heart of a prolific and occasionally poetic writer with a wacky sense of humor?” (People) Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to his autobiography.

Organized chronologically, readers will gain insights into Bush’s career highlights—the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the UN, his service as an envoy to China, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, and of course, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency. They will also observe a devoted husband, father, and American. Ranging from a love letter to Barbara and a letter to his mother about missing his daughter, Robin, after her death from leukemia to a letter to his children written just before the beginning of Desert Storm, this collection is remarkable for Bush’s candor, humor, and poignancy.

“An unusual glimpse of the private thoughts of a public figure” (Newsweek), this revised edition includes new letters and photographs that highlight the Bush family’s enduring legacy, including letters that cover George W. Bush’s presidency, 9/11, Bush senior’s work with President Clinton to help the victims of natural disasters, and the meaning of friendship and family. All the Best, George Bush “will shed more light on the man’s personal character and public persona than any memoir or biography could” (Publishers Weekly).
 

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ALL THE BEST, GEORGE BUSH: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

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The former president presents his autobiography in the form of annotated letters, journal entries, a few speeches, and assorted documents. Like many collections of letters, this one is not uniformly ... Citiți recenzia completă

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As far as presidential memoirs go, this one isn't bad. Rather than attempting to rewrite history, Fmr. President Bush takes a selection of letters from his time as a public servant and publishes them ... Citiți recenzia completă

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GLossAry oF nAmes
9
preFACe
19
Love and war
23
Texas our Texas
61
potomac Fever
97
international waters
131
The eye of the storm
165
China
199
The Long home stretch
375
mr president
411
on the Front Line
453
peaks and Valleys
499
The worst of Times
545
Looking Forward
585
Anchor to windward
627
TimeLine
699

protecting secrets
235
Fire in the Belly
269
A heartbeat Away
305
The roughandTumble
341
ACknowLedGmenTs
703
index
705
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George H.W. Bush, forty-first president of the United States (1989-1993), is the author of Speaking of Freedom, a collection of his speeches and coauthor with Brent Scowcroft of the critically acclaimed 1998 book A World Transformed. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine.

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