George hw bush book destiny and power
Jon Meacham: The American Odyssey of George H.W. Bush
Destiny and Power
Look Inside. Nov 10, Minutes Buy. Oct 18, ISBN Nov 10, ISBN Nov 10, Minutes. From the Oval Office to Camp David, from his study in the private quarters of the White House to Air Force One, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Gulf War to the end of Communism, Destiny and Power charts the thoughts, decisions, and emotions of a modern president who may have been the last of his kind.
For better or for worse, George Herbert Walker Bush has been enshrined in collective memory as a series of caricatures, all of them evoking ineffectuality. He was the effete Yale man and the blue blood wimp; the awkward statesman who, when called upon to speak, diced the English language into an uneven and mysterious julienne. The last thing one would have expected of him was tigerish ambition. Johnson, Bill Clinton — there seemed nothing overtly appetitive about him. When Mr.
George H. Bush is unusual among modern American presidents in that after he left the White House in he never produced his own full-scale autobiography. How does the reader fare in this affectionate transaction between president and biographer? He could easily give former House Speaker John Boehner a run for his money in the Kleenex sweepstakes. Be No. This sympathetic approach allows Meacham to draw out Bush on the most emotional moments of his life and tell them with dramatic verve. Neither George nor his wife, Barbara, had even heard of leukemia when their doctor in Midland, Tex.