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George Bush Herbert S. Parmet

George Bush

Herbert S. Parmet

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ISBN : 9780684194523
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576 pages
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The only comprehensive biography of our 41st president -- written by a noted historian who has had exclusive access to George Bushs never-before-seen personal letters and career-long journal entries.A Connecticut senators son, George Bush parlayedMoreThe only comprehensive biography of our 41st president -- written by a noted historian who has had exclusive access to George Bushs never-before-seen personal letters and career-long journal entries.A Connecticut senators son, George Bush parlayed an aristocratic upbringing and heroic service in World War Il into a successful entrepreneurship in Texas oil and a political career that took him all the way to the White House.Expected to carry Ronald Reagans torch, Bush was elected president by a wide margin in 1988. But few could have predicted that the nature of Republicanism would change, moving the party to the far right and costing Bush his 1992 reelection bid.Parmet is the only biographer to gain complete access to Bushs personal papers and correspondence, including diary entries written during the Nixon Watergate investigations, when Bush was chairman of the Republican National Committee, and during the Gulf War. Parmets exclusive access resulted in stunning insights into the complex, still-evolving man who was arguably the best-qualified candidate ever to win the presidency, having served in Congress, as ambassador to the U.N., director of the C.I.A., and eight years as vice president of the United States. He and Barbara Bush are parents of a new generation of Bush politicians, including the governor of Texas.