• All the Best, George Bush

  • My Life in Letters and Other Writings
  • By: George Bush
  • Narrated by: George Bush, Barbara Bush
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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This Audiobook is Abridged

Would have been nice to know from the start that this wasn’t the full book.

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All the Best - is all the best of his letters

This read captures the feelings and thoughts of a president and devoted family man through his letters and journal entries. Not a history book, it walks you through important events in a very rich life. The narration by George and several family members adds to the warmth of this book. Loved it!

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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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Fascinating history of the presidency and Cold War

The details and topics are incredible and I feel as if I understand so much since WWII to the Clinton years. I understand fully in hindsight the history years that I grew up in. Genuine, poetic , and insight into a family of politicians who have integrity, a great moral compass, and sadly a time when we could be proud of so many traditions connected with the presidency, what an amazing family for all of us to be proud of!

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He lived a good life

In my opinion, this man was one of the most qualified presidents that we have had. He was well grounded and had good intentions. I don’t think many men or women with his beliefs and passion for family would want to be president today.

This book would be interesting even for those of you that did not like President Bush’s political views. It is about a lot more than politics.

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A perfectly intelligent piece of work

A really outstanding piece of literature that is increasingly well written. I found that I developed in the most important ways while listening to this book and I think it is a paramount for young men comming of age like myself to find maturation through outlets such as this one. I highly recommend this book.

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A life of service

This book paints a picture of a true statesman who served our country well. Thank you President Bush, for sharing with us all!!

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Great book/great author

Inspiring book with a great reading by the former President and his family. Motivated me to begin journaling and writing those I love.

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