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The Resource Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham, (text large print)

Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham, (text large print)

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Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Title
Destiny and power
Title remainder
the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was the last of a kind, and his rise, his fall, and his rebirth in the twilight of his life offers a window on a great deal of American history.' Meacham creates an intimate and detailed life story of a man whom many know only through his politics, or from a distance. From interviews and exclusive access to Bush's presidential diaries, Meacham brings Bush and the great American family he came from, vividly to life, beginning with the family's story working in a tool company in the Midwest in the late 1800's and on through George H.W. Bush's childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his decision to strike out on his own and try to create an oil business in Texas, to his political rise to be congressman, ambassador to the U.N., head of the CIA, vice president, then president, and the only man since John Adams to see his son become president. Written with Meacham's trademark compelling narration and historical depth and contemporary insight, this stunning biography reveals the unusual self-reflections, as well as the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation who pursued a life of service as a guardian of America in the way of Eisenhower, and was one of the last gentlemen in our political world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [1303]-1343) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xxx, 1422 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015490443
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907657342
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657342
  • 753695
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham, (text large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [1303]-1343) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xxx, 1422 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015490443
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907657342
  • (OCoLC)ocn907657342
  • 753695

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