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George Herbert Walker Bush (2004)

by Tom Wicker

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The introduction is a real shocker. The author describes an interview with Bush after his leaving the presidency and says his desk is clear, he is anxious to make small talk and seems to have no goals at all. The author then goes on to suggest that he never did have a mission for his presidency.

A good short introduction to the presidency of Bush, two hours reading at most. Useful for this purpose.
  carterchristian1 | Aug 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670033030, Hardcover)

No one is more qualified to give a fully rounded, objective portrait of our forty-first president than Tom Wicker. A political correspondent for The New York Times for more than thirty years, Wicker was a first-hand witness to and reporter of George H. W. Bush’s political rise and presidential reign. In George Herbert Walker Bush, Wicker provides a richly drawn and succinct overview of Bush from his New England roots, his decorated service in World War II, and his successful oil businesses to his shift to politics and rapid rise within the Republican party. As he describes changes within the Republican party in recent decades, Wicker charts Bush’s career, including in-depth analysis of his campaign tactics and his gift for creating friendships and inspiring loyalty which, Wicker argues, has been the key to Bush’s success. The result is a fascinating, timely glimpse into one of the most powerful families in America today, complete with insights into the current reign of George W. Bush, the continued legacy of the Bush family, and contemporary American politics. 

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A portrait of America's forty-first president chronicles George H.W. Bush's life from his New England roots and his decorated military service during World War II to his business success and political rise within the Republican party.

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