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41

A Portrait of My Father

Large Print - 2014
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George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.
 
Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President.  The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2014.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
ISBN: 9780804194716
Branch Call Number: BUSH BUS
Characteristics: xii, 449 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some colour), ports. (some color) ; 21 cm.

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loria1121
Jun 16, 2015

A loving book written by a son about his father. They both just happen to have served as president of the United States. A beautiful story for Father's Day, or any day!

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writermala
Apr 04, 2015

"When I started on this project, I knew that many people like George H.W. Bush. What I did not understand was how many people adore him." "I hope the result is a good book; I know it's a great story." These are George W. Bush's own words in his acknowledgement of the book "41 A portrait of my father." These and the title tell it all. George Bush may or may not have been a great President depending on which side of the political fence one stands however this book clearly shows what a great father he was.

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EmilyRobertson
Jan 01, 2015

A very unique perspective on a critical president of the 20th century. George W. Bush (43) makes it clear that this is not an unbiased account of his father's (George H.W. Bush (41)) life. I enjoyed getting more back story to political and global events that I witnessed at a very young age such as the collapse of the Soviet Union, Iran Contra, the first Gulf War, and the initial Clinton campaign. Also very illuminating when considering the presidency of 43. Overall, a very good and quick read. I would have liked certain parts to be longer (including 41's selection of supreme court justices and conflicts with the media) to better understand events of the early 1990s and how they affected the early 21st century. Overall, a very touching memoir written by a son who clearly loves and looks up to his father.

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