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Former president George Bush has no plans to write his autobiography, so this collection of letters, diary entries, and memos, plus his commentary, fills that void. The volume includes letters from Bush to his parents during World War II, a love letter to wife Barbara, letters to his children (written just before Richard Nixon's resignation and at the beginning of Desert Storm), and many more. They offer insights into Bush's career, from the Navy to the oil business, and his political life: two terms in Congress, an ambassadorship to the U.N., his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency. As the Bushes continue to emerge as a major political family, this portrait of its unassuming patriarch is timely and important, offering an intimate look at one of America's most private public figures.
©1999 George H.W. Bush, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved

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  • Karen
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 04-13-05

It's the best

I absolutely loved this audiobook. It showed the real George Bush ... the kind, moral, human guy who was our president for four short years. I laughed at his innocence in his first letters and cried when his little Robin died. I laughed again at the end, hearing about his life as an average guy, gousing at the grandkids for leaving the freezer door ajar and melting all the ice cream. I came away with a new understanding and deeper respect for him. After listening to the audiobook, I had to go to the book store and buy the book just to have it in my library. I would recommend it to anybody.

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The Last Honorable President

This book expresses to me the deep love between the President and Mrs. Bush, as well as, the deep patriotism Mr. Bush has displayed since he was a young naval aviator. Excellent book for anyone interested in politics!

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The right man for the right job at the right time

We were very fortunate to have had George HW Bush as our president. History is just now starting to recognize that truth. So much could have gone wrong in this world if not for the wisdom and humility of this man. I doubt we'll see another like him in our lifetime. It seems as if American values have changed...

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Great

What a wonderful story and how wonderful to have his whole family read it.I absolutely love this book thank you President Bush.

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  • John
  • Henderson, NV, United States
  • 04-21-16

Nice Guy

Nice way to tell a nice story about a nice guy. President Bush may be one of the most underrated presidents and best one term presidents of all time, but his qualifications for his political beginnings and 43s seem questionable.

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magnificent

One of the finest books I have ever listened to. it felt as if you were sharing a conversation with this historic leader. invited to share time with the man and his family. thank you Mr President. Thank you for your service and for being THE point of light we may emulate.

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