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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

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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
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Author
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
Summary
Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Biography type
individual biography
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10447345
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.928092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E882
LC item number
.M43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [615]-806) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last gentleman -- A vanished universe: Beginnings to 1942. The land of the self-made man ; A real son of a bitch ; He gets so intense over everything ; Not for self ; That's Barbara Pierce -- War and marriage: 1942 to 1948. Off I zoomed ; I wanted to finish my mission ; Life lay ahead of us -- Texas and tragedy: 1948 to 1966. Who had ever heard of Odessa, Texas? ; I push it away, push it back ; I was bleeding inside ; Goldwater's policies, Kennedy's style -- The wars of Washington: 1966 to 1977. Without a moment to stop ; A turn on the world stage ; This job is no fun at all ; Am I running away from something? ; George Bush, super spook -- The age of Reagan: 1977 to 1989. A president we won't have to train ; We have done the unthinkable ; It hurt like hell ; Is George Bush there? ; Well, what do we do now? ; The special relationship ; The president was struck ; George did it ; On the eve of the run ; Like you've been hit in the stomach ; We came out of the dead ; I'm stronger and tougher -- The awesome responsibility: 1989 to 1993. The sun started through ; If it weren't for the deficit... ; Victory in Europe, terror in China ; The fall of the wall ; I want to do the most good I can ; A nation reunited and a new NATO ; I've got to do what I think is right ; This will not stand ; No blood for oil ; Read my hips ; The threat of impeachment ; Nothing like it since Truman ; I'm just not sure I want to run again ; A coup in Moscow ; It was discouraging as hell ; God, it was ghastly ; The closing of an era -- In the twilight: 1993 to 2016. I'd like to see old George Bush ; The proudest father in the whole wide world ; It is not easy to sit on the sidelines ; The buck stops there -- Epilogue. I don't want to miss anything
Control code
20434254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 836 pages
Isbn
9781400067657
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400067657
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored), map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn907446893
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [615]-806) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last gentleman -- A vanished universe: Beginnings to 1942. The land of the self-made man ; A real son of a bitch ; He gets so intense over everything ; Not for self ; That's Barbara Pierce -- War and marriage: 1942 to 1948. Off I zoomed ; I wanted to finish my mission ; Life lay ahead of us -- Texas and tragedy: 1948 to 1966. Who had ever heard of Odessa, Texas? ; I push it away, push it back ; I was bleeding inside ; Goldwater's policies, Kennedy's style -- The wars of Washington: 1966 to 1977. Without a moment to stop ; A turn on the world stage ; This job is no fun at all ; Am I running away from something? ; George Bush, super spook -- The age of Reagan: 1977 to 1989. A president we won't have to train ; We have done the unthinkable ; It hurt like hell ; Is George Bush there? ; Well, what do we do now? ; The special relationship ; The president was struck ; George did it ; On the eve of the run ; Like you've been hit in the stomach ; We came out of the dead ; I'm stronger and tougher -- The awesome responsibility: 1989 to 1993. The sun started through ; If it weren't for the deficit... ; Victory in Europe, terror in China ; The fall of the wall ; I want to do the most good I can ; A nation reunited and a new NATO ; I've got to do what I think is right ; This will not stand ; No blood for oil ; Read my hips ; The threat of impeachment ; Nothing like it since Truman ; I'm just not sure I want to run again ; A coup in Moscow ; It was discouraging as hell ; God, it was ghastly ; The closing of an era -- In the twilight: 1993 to 2016. I'd like to see old George Bush ; The proudest father in the whole wide world ; It is not easy to sit on the sidelines ; The buck stops there -- Epilogue. I don't want to miss anything
Control code
20434254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 836 pages
Isbn
9781400067657
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400067657
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored), map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn907446893

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