• Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush

    Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush (Hardback) By (author) Richard Ben Cramer

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    DescriptionThe most intimate portrait of GEORGE H. W. BUSH ever published George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America's most powerful political dynasty, never wrote a memoir. But bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Richard Ben Cramer took the full measure of President Bush in his thousand-page epic, "What It Takes"--one of the most influential and respected works of journalism and biography of the modern era. Drawn from those pages and edited by Cramer shortly before he died, this book traces how seminal moments in President Bush's life formed his character and foretold his legacy. The result is a loving portrait that remains as fresh, relevant, and insightful as the day it was first published. *** Tell the truth, Bush wasn't much for programs, one way or the other. It wasn't that he wanted to do anything . . . except a good job. He wanted to "be "a Senator. . . . Just about the time he was thinking it over, about to announce his big move, there were stories in the paper--front page, it was awful!--about this little girl in the Houston public housing, sleeping on the floor, who'd got bitten by a rat! God, what a shame! . . . Bush didn't think about a program for housing, or maybe calling that Councilman he helped to elect--propose a rat eradication plan! No, he called home, that afternoon: "Bar . . . You think we could give that family our baby bed?" And they did. That very evening, George came home, packed up that bed, and took it right over. --from "Being Poppy"


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    Title
    Being Poppy
    Subtitle
    A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Ben Cramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476745411
    ISBN 10: 1476745412
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 973.928092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.928092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E882 .C73 2013
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    07 May 2013
    Review quote
    ""What It Takes "does for politicians what Tom Wolfe did for astronauts in "The Right Stuff" . . . an epic."