When George H. W. Bush asked Doro to write this memoir, she contacted hundreds of his friends and associates; conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and General Colin Powell; tapped the memories of family members, including her mother, her four brothers, and of course, her father himself; and collected information from the former president's never-before-released files. Now for the first time, a complete portrait of George H. W. Bush emerges. Doro reveals her father as a young man courting his future wife, Barbara, and how the death of their first daughter brought them closer. Doro tells how they raised five children through much of her father's long and storied career in public service, and offers details about his tenures as head of the Republication National Committee during Watergate, ambassador to the U.N., America's liaison to China, and vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan.
Doro also provides an insider's look at how the 41st president dealt with crises and challenges, all while keeping his humor and personality intact, and how he still does so while aiding victims of the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. She shows how he felt when two of his sons entered politics - and when his eldest made it to the top - and sheds new light on his friendship with former rival Bill Clinton.
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Loved it! A great president, a great dad and a great friend to so many. While I'm sure there are things left out, I'm sure it still is a good representation of the real George H W Bush. Highly recoupment end!
Don't think it hasn't been an little slice of heaven, 'cuz it hasn't.- Bugs Bunny
I read the abridged version and had wanted more information so I got this version instead. It is the most thorough biography by a family member so far. This must be a second edition because it covers his life to age 88. I loved it. It shows that our 41st president is no "wimp" and is a Godly man without being pious. The stories are all very entertaining and it demonstrates a family built on love.
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