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.
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
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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