A Portrait of My Father

Book - 2014?
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George W. Bush covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and 41st President of the United States.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014?]
ISBN: 9780553447781
Branch Call Number: Biography B Bus
Alternative Title: Forty-one


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ArapahoeKati Dec 26, 2018

I enjoyed reading about H.W. from his son’s perspective. It's clear how much he clearly admires his father and loves him deeply. A moving read (plus some fun stories!).

Jun 16, 2015

A loving book written by a son about his father. They both just happen to have served as president of the United States. A beautiful story for Father's Day, or any day!

Apr 04, 2015

"When I started on this project, I knew that many people like George H.W. Bush. What I did not understand was how many people adore him." "I hope the result is a good book; I know it's a great story." These are George W. Bush's own words in his acknowledgement of the book "41 A portrait of my father." These and the title tell it all. George Bush may or may not have been a great President depending on which side of the political fence one stands however this book clearly shows what a great father he was.

Jan 01, 2015

A very unique perspective on a critical president of the 20th century. George W. Bush (43) makes it clear that this is not an unbiased account of his father's (George H.W. Bush (41)) life. I enjoyed getting more back story to political and global events that I witnessed at a very young age such as the collapse of the Soviet Union, Iran Contra, the first Gulf War, and the initial Clinton campaign. Also very illuminating when considering the presidency of 43. Overall, a very good and quick read. I would have liked certain parts to be longer (including 41's selection of supreme court justices and conflicts with the media) to better understand events of the early 1990s and how they affected the early 21st century. Overall, a very touching memoir written by a son who clearly loves and looks up to his father.


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