My Father, My President

My Father, My President

A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush

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Baker & Taylor
The only daughter of former president George H. W. Bush brings together family reminiscences, personal stories, and never-before-published photographs in an intimate insider's portrait of her father's life and political career and a detailed study what it is like to be the daughter of one president and the sister of another. 175,000 first printing.

Book News
Doro Bush Koch, the youngest child of former president George H. W. Bush, presents an insider's account of her father's life, noting that "...a daughter may not have either the expertise or the objectivity of a historian, but a historian doesn't know a father the way his daughter does." Drawing on public and private records and the reminiscences of hundreds of friends and colleagues, the text spans Bush's complete life, from his boyhood years to the present day, demonstrating the importance of family, love, and loyalty in the life of President Bush. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
When George H. W. Bush asked Doro to write this memoir, she contacted hundreds of his friends and associates; conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and General Colin Powell; tapped the memories of family members, including her mother, her four brothers, and of course, her father himself; and collected information from the former president's never-before-released files.
Now for the first time, a complete portrait of George H. W. Bush emerges. Doro reveals her father as a young man courting his future wife, Barbara, and how the death of their first daughter brought them closer. Doro tells how they raised five children through much of her father's long and storied career in public service, and offers details about this tenures as head of the Republication National Committee during Watergate, ambassador to the U.N., America's liaison to China, and vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan.
Doro also provides an insider's look at how the 41st president dealt with crises and challenges, all while keeping his humor and personality intact, and how he still does so while aiding victims of the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. She shows how he felt when two of his sons entered politics - and when his eldest made it to the top - and sheds new light on his friendship with former rival Bill Clinton.

Hachette Book Group
When George H. W. Bush asked Doro to write this memoir, she contacted hundreds of his friends and associates; conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and General Colin Powell; tapped the memories of family members, including her mother, her four brothers, and of course, her father himself; and collected information from the former president's never-before-released files. "Now for the first time, a complete portrait of George H. W. Bush emerges. Doro reveals her father as a young man courting his future wife, Barbara, and how the death of their first daughter brought them closer. Doro tells how they raised five children through much of her father's long and storied career in public service, and offers details about this tenures as head of the Republication National Committee during Watergate, ambassador to the U.N., America's liaison to China, and vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan." "Doro also provides an insider's look at how the 41st president dealt with crises and challenges, all while keeping his humor and personality intact, and how he still does so while aiding victims of the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. She shows how he felt when two of his sons entered politics - and when his eldest made it to the top - and sheds new light on his friendship with former rival Bill Clinton."--BOOK JACKET.

Baker
& Taylor

The only daughter of former president George H. W. Bush brings together family reminiscences, personal stories, and previously unpublished photographs in an insider's portrait of her father's life and political career.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446579902
0446579904
Characteristics: xix, 586 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Jul 25, 2014

Interesting to realize that George W. Bush's sister married into the Koch family!

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