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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George H. W. Bush Narrator: Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1999 ISBN: 9780743540971
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A PUBLIC FIGURE, A PRIVATE MAN

Read by President Bush, with Barbara Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch, Marvin Bush, Neil Bush, George P. Bush and Jonathan Bush

Though reticent in public, George Bush has openly shared his private thoughts in his correspondence throughout his life. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with eighteen-year-old George's letters to his parents during World War II, when, at the time he was commissioned, he was the youngest pilot in the Navy. Listeners will gain insights into Bush's career highlights the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the U.N., his service as an envoy in China, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, and of course, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency.

A devoted husband, father, and American, his missives include: a love letter to Barbara; a letter to his mother about missing his daughter Robin after her death from leukemia; a letter to his children two weeks before Nixon's resignation; and one written to them just before the beginning of Desert Storm. His writings are remarkable for their candor, humor, and poignancy.

All the Best, George Bush provides a surprisingly intimate and insightful portrayal of the forty-first president of the United States. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The travelogue of an observant man with much mettle and an open heart…His writings cover affairs of state and affairs of spaniels on equal footing. He is modest and gracious. But these short takes on a long life reveal an underlying, consistent sense of duty to office, family, and morality.” 

    Washington Times

  • “Who knew that beneath George Bush’s buttoned-up propriety pulsed the warm heart of a prolific and occasionally poetic writer with a wacky sense of humor?” 

    People

  • “An unusual glimpse at the private thoughts of a public figure.” 

    Newsweek

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Collin | 11/14/2013

    " Even if you hate W, you can't help but like his dad's heart. Great letters written to his family and Barbara while he was young at war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/30/2013

    " I now have a much greater level of respect for this man. A truly honorable president. Possibly the most honourable of the last 50 years "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Sharpe | 9/25/2013

    " My favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 9/16/2013

    " Loved it ... Interesting man and especially his point of view of watergate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Graney | 6/9/2013

    " Letter writing is a lost art. From prior to WW II to the present, you'll read letters from the gentleman that Bush is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kempite | 6/18/2011

    " An excellent account of history through a lifetime of perosnal correspondence between Bush and everyone from his family to leaders and would be leaders across the globe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/29/2011

    " I love the guy! and all that he continue to accomplish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelseymwalker | 12/28/2010

    " A precious insight into a wonderful man's life growing up as a child, a soldier, a son, a husband, a stateman, a father, and a President. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaVenna | 2/16/2010

    " This was a great book. The love letters between George H. W. Bush and Barbra were endearing:) This book also address the death of his 3 year old daughter Robin. He wrote a letter to his Mother that was heartwrenching. If you have the chance to read the book, read this particular letter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederick | 1/9/2010

    " Insight into what the real man would have you believe of himself. Somewhat surprised at the warmth & humanity within. Still, it's hard to suppress my cynicism long enough to finish all the letters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj Wells | 12/21/2009

    " An awesome behind the scenes look at the life of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Memoirs and notes of his life and career in politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 5/23/2009

    " Intriguing way to publish the life of an american leader. The entire book is made up of letters written by George H. Bush over his lifetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Collin | 2/27/2009

    " Even if you hate W, you can't help but like his dad's heart. Great letters written to his family and Barbara while he was young at war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 8/21/2008

    " Letter writing is a lost art. From prior to WW II to the present, you'll read letters from the gentleman that Bush is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelseymwalker | 3/19/2008

    " A precious insight into a wonderful man's life growing up as a child, a soldier, a son, a husband, a stateman, a father, and a President. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaVenna | 3/13/2008

    " This was a great book. The love letters between George H. W. Bush and Barbra were endearing:) This book also address the death of his 3 year old daughter Robin. He wrote a letter to his Mother that was heartwrenching. If you have the chance to read the book, read this particular letter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 2/1/2008

    " Intriguing way to publish the life of an american leader. The entire book is made up of letters written by George H. Bush over his lifetime. "

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About the Author

George H. W. Bush was the forty-first president of the United States. He also served as vice president, congressman, ambassador, and director of Central Intelligence. He postponed going to college after the Pearl Harbor attack, instead enlisting in the navy on his eighteenth birthday to eventually become the youngest aviator in the navy at the time. After the war and attending Yale, he entered the Texas oil business and became involved in politics not long after founding his oil company, serving as a representative in Congress. It is thought his biggest test abroad as president came from Iraq, when Hussein invaded Kuwait and threatened Saudi Arabia.

About the Narrator

Barbara Bush, born Barbara Pierce, was born in Rye, New York, and married George H. W. Bush in 1945. She was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She has five children, including President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and is the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.