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Author: George H. W. Bush Narrator: George H. W. Bush Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9780743583060
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George H.W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few -- and reminisces about what it was like to be President through such unprecedented times. Choosing from among the hundreds of speeches he gave while in office, former President Bush selects the speeches that meant the most to him, and introduces each one with candid comments recalling the circumstances and events leading up to it.

Selections throughout Speaking of Freedom bring back the fascinating times of Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vaclev Havel, and even Saddam Hussein -- when we watched as the idea of freedom seemed to spread all over the world. It was a stunning time in world history, and the 41st President looks back on it all from his perspective as commander-in-chief, diplomat, politician, Navy pilot, and grandfather.

With his usual charm, self-deprecating wit and sharp perception, President Bush casts a wise look back on some of the most historic events of the 20th century. Through his words that motivated people all over the world to become involved in ideas that were bigger than themselves, George H.W. Bush shows us what it means to be Speaking of Freedom. Download and start listening now!


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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.