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The Resource Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham

Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham

Label
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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 787-806) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Contents
Part I. A vanished universe, Beginnings to 1942 -- Part II. War and marriage, 1942 to 1948 -- Part III. Texas and tragedy, 1948 to 1966 -- Part IV. The wars of Washington, 1966 to 1977 -- Part V. The age of Reagan, 1977 to 1989 -- Part VI. The awesome responsibility, 1989 to 1993 -- Part VII. In the twilight, 1993 to 2016
Control code
sky277738995
Edition
First edition.
Isbn
9781400067657
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 787-806) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Contents
Part I. A vanished universe, Beginnings to 1942 -- Part II. War and marriage, 1942 to 1948 -- Part III. Texas and tragedy, 1948 to 1966 -- Part IV. The wars of Washington, 1966 to 1977 -- Part V. The age of Reagan, 1977 to 1989 -- Part VI. The awesome responsibility, 1989 to 1993 -- Part VII. In the twilight, 1993 to 2016
Control code
sky277738995
Edition
First edition.
Isbn
9781400067657
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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