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George Bush : The Life of a Lone Star Yankee

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In his account of the former president, historian and biographer Herbert S. Parmet draws on George Bush's personal papers to look at the man who led America through the end of the Cold War. Enriched by access to Bush's private diaries, the book provides an intimate portrait of the 41st President, and corrects many long-held misconceptions about him.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 144.8 x 219.7 x 21.8mm | 870.88g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0765807300
  • 9780765807304

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-The first comprehensive biography, done by an independent historian but with the former president's blessing.- - Norman Ornstein, the Washington Post -Herbert S. Parmet offers up a Theodore White-model of living history which, if not the final word on Bush's legacy, brings fresh insight to the three whys most often asked about his political rise and fall: (1) Why, despite telling friends of his -strong reservations- about Bush, did Ronald Reagan pick him as a vice presidential running mate in 1980; (2) Why, despite little personal knowledge of Dan Quayle, did Bush pick him as a vice presidential running mate eight years later; (3) Why, after his unqualified -Read my lips- pledge at the Republican convention that same year, did Bush become party to the Democratic-inspired tax increase of 1990?- - American Spectator "The first comprehensive biography, done by an independent historian but with the former president's blessing." - Norman Ornstein, the Washington Post "Herbert S. Parmet offers up a Theodore White-model of living history which, if not the final word on Bush's legacy, brings fresh insight to the three whys most often asked about his political rise and fall: (1) Why, despite telling friends of his "strong reservations" about Bush, did Ronald Reagan pick him as a vice presidential running mate in 1980; (2) Why, despite little personal knowledge of Dan Quayle, did Bush pick him as a vice presidential running mate eight years later; (3) Why, after his unqualified "Read my lips" pledge at the Republican convention that same year, did Bush become party to the Democratic-inspired tax increase of 1990?" - American Spectator "The first comprehensive biography, done by an independent historian but with the former president's blessing." - Norman Ornstein, the Washington Post "Herbert S. Parmet offers up a Theodore White-model of living history which, if not the final word on Bush's legacy, brings fresh insight to the three whys most often asked about his political rise and fall: (1) Why, despite telling friends of his "strong reservations" about Bush, did Ronald Reagan pick him as a vice presidential running mate in 1980; (2) Why, despite little personal knowledge of Dan Quayle, did Bush pick him as a vice presidential running mate eight years later; (3) Why, after his unqualified "Read my lips" pledge at the Republican convention that same year, did Bush become party to the Democratic-inspired tax increase of 1990?" - American Spectator "Herbert S. Parmet offers up a Theodore White-model of living history which, if not the final word on Bush's legacy, brings fresh insight to the three whys most often asked about his political rise and fall: (1) Why, despite telling friends of his "strong reservations" about Bush, did Ronald Reagan pick him as a vice presidential running mate in 1980; (2) Why, despite little personal knowledge of Dan Quayle, did Bush pick him as a vice presidential running mate eight years later; (3) Why, after his unqualified "Read my lips" pledge at the Republican convention that same year, did Bush become party to the Democratic-inspired tax increase of 1990?"- American Spectator "The first comprehensive biography, done by an independent historian but with the former president's blessing."- Norman Ornstein, the Washington Postshow more

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