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George H.W. Bush : character at the core / Curt Smith.

Smith, Curt. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 921 BUSH (Text) 39206021089055 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612346854
  • ISBN: 1612346855
  • Physical Description: 325 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Beginnings -- Finding the water fine -- Perfectly clear -- Looking for Mr. Right -- Big jawn -- A phone call from the Gipper -- To the brink-and back -- The immaculate election -- Hopeful at the creation -- Bush at the summit -- Into the abyss -- A morning after -- America's "vision thing" -- Poetry of the heart.
Summary, etc.:
George H.W. Bush ranks among America's most distinguished men of the last century. A war hero, businessman, politician, and the 41st President of the United States, Bush has spent most of his life dedicated to public service. Curt Smith worked with Bush for more than twenty years, including during his presidency, when Smith wrote more speeches for Bush than anyone else. Smith's exploration of Bush's service includes in-depth narratives on the invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also chronicles the contrasting presidential elections of 1988 and 1992, examining the successes and failures of each. Smith profiles the people germane to Bush's life and career: his wife, Barbara; mentors such as Ronald Reagan; political allies such as Margaret Thatcher; and many more. This book shows how Bush's courtesy and belief in work, religion, and American exceptionalism helped him take his place among the most revered statesmen of his time. --From publisher description.
Subject: Bush, George, 1924-
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-1993.

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