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2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doro Bush Koch Narrator: Doro Bush Koch Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When George H. W. Bush asked Doro to write this memoir, she contacted hundreds of his friends and associates; conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and General Colin Powell; tapped the memories of family members, including her mother, her four brothers, and of course, her father himself; and collected information from the former president’s never-before-released files.

Now for the first time, a complete portrait of George H. W. Bush emerges. Doro reveals her father as a young man courting his future wife, Barbara, and how the death of their first daughter brought them closer. Doro tells how they raised five children through much of her father’s long and storied career in public service, and offers details about this tenures as head of the Republication National Committee during Watergate, ambassador to the UN, America’s liaison to China, and vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan.

Doro also provides an insider’s look at how the 41st president dealt with crises and challenges, all while keeping his humor and personality intact, and how he still does so while aiding victims of the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. She shows how he felt when two of his sons entered politics—and when his eldest made it to the top—and sheds new light on his friendship with former rival Bill Clinton. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The stories she tells may be familiar, since today’s presidents spend little time away from public scrutiny, but Koch’s reading, in a voice that seems almost childlike at times, is heartfelt and natural.”  

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  • “Koch brings a fresh perspective to her father’s long and distinguished career, and her parents’ devotion to family.” 

    Booklist

  • “Having watched her parents’ responses—individually and collectively—to her father’s lengthy career in the public eye, [Koch] provides unusual insider details. It’s also worth noting that the author had access to as yet unreleased papers from her father’s presidency.”   

    Library Journal 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lori | 10/11/2008

    " George and Dorothy are great people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nathan | 4/17/2008

    " I never knew how great he really was. This book makes me appreciate George Jr all the more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Briapedia | 12/19/2007

    " I really like this book. It helped inspire me to strive to be a family leader, and to build a legacy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathylynnhill | 11/27/2007

    " This is a fascinating book, and an easy, enjoyable read. Personal tidbits from the life of the Bush family. "

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About the Author

Doro Bush Koch is the sixth child and only surviving daughter of George H. W. and Barbara Bush. She lives in Maryland with her husband and four children.