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Download George H. W. Bush: The American President Series: The 41st President, 1989-1993 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Naftali Narrator: Patrick Frederic Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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George Bush was an uncomfortable leader, a distant patrician figure who spoke awkwardly and was long thought to lack the vision thing. And yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, there was no person of his generation better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush brilliantly shepherded Russian reformers through the liberalization of their socialist system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. And following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat and punish Saddam Hussein. Domestically, Bush reasserted principles of fiscal discipline and political accountability.

Yet it was ultimately his trademark propriety that cost Bush his chance at a second term. Bush's landmark budget deal was characterized as a political defeat rather than a show of fiscal responsibility; his caution in dealing with Saddam Hussein was considered by many Republicans a pathetic compromise. With his party divided, Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992, but in a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter Ackerman | 10/21/2013

    " This is a decent enough book. It is from the American President series, and these are basic bios. Like others in the series, there is no rythum to these works, they move along and with no warning, suddenly end. (Like that). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ryan Henry | 7/13/2013

    " got screwed by his own party because he would not give into the crazys...fast forward eight years to see the results if he had chosen differently "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 10/3/2012

    " It was an ok read. I thought the author was objective about Pres. Bush's presidency. I wish they would have had more about his personal life, before and after being president. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don (The Book Guy) | 12/21/2011

    " This has been a great series that I have been reading over the last 2 years. I have learned a lot about American history from the many writers in this series. "

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