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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on President Bush's personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. 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. This is the human story of a man who was, like the nation he led, at once noble and flawed. His was one of the great American lives. Born into a loving, privileged, and competitive family, Bush joined the navy on his eighteenth birthday and at age twenty was shot down on a combat mission over the Pacific. He married young, started a family, and resisted pressure to go to Wall Street, striking out for the adventurous world of Texas oil. Over the course of three decades, Bush would rise from the chairmanship of his county Republican Party to serve as congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, head of the Republican National Committee, envoy to China, director of Central Intelligence, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and, finally, president of the United States" --
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provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
973.928092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ocn907446893
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 836 pages, [32] p. of plates;
Isbn
9781400067657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907446893
  • (OCoLC)907446893
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ocn907446893
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 836 pages, [32] p. of plates;
Isbn
9781400067657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907446893
  • (OCoLC)907446893

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