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Barbara Bush : A Memoir
by Barbara Bush
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A World Transformed
by Brent Scowcroft, George H. W. Bush
George Bush's term as President occurred during a watershed era for international politics. In fact, so many major events took place on his watch that he limits A World Transformed to the years 1989 to 1991, in which the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the Persian Gulf War held center stage. Though some will claim that this narrow focus only confirms Bush's disproportionate interest in foreign rather than domestic affairs, the events in question certainly warrant a book of their own. Perhaps anticipating such a response, Bush hints in the introduction that further memoirs are in the works.
A World Transformed is divided into three voices: Bush, his coauthor and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, and the collective "we" of the National Security Council (supplying vital background information and a wider view of the events discussed). Overall, this formula works--Bush's tone is particularly warm and chatty, his narrative peppered with telling anecdotes that reveal the personalities and emotions behind the bold-faced headlines. His remarks are mostly to the point, gratifyingly lucid, and often compelling. Diary excerpts supply many memorable insights, if few truly shocking revelations. For instance, at the end of the Persian Gulf War, he wrote: "Isn't it a marvelous thing that this little country will be liberated.... The big news, of course, is this high performance of our troops--the wonderful job they've done; the conviction that we're right and the others are wrong. We're doing something decent, and we're doing something good; and Vietnam will soon be behind us.... It's surprising how much I dwell on the end of the Vietnam syndrome."
In describing his interaction with other world leaders, Bush emerges as a skillful negotiator and statesman, fostering a personal, first-name-basis style of diplomacy that proved especially effective with Mikhail Gorbachev and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Scowcroft, the consummate support man and workaholic, focuses more on the nuts and bolts, balancing out their presentation of how crises are dealt with at the highest level. --Shawn Carkonen - Amazon.com
Paperback - 624 pages 1 Vintage edition
Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679752595
George Bush (Encyclopedia of Presidents)
by Zachary Kent
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding - 100 pages (November 1989)
Children's Press; ISBN: 0516013742
George Herbert Walker Bush : A Photographic Profile
by David Valdez (Photographer)
Hardcover - 168 pages 1 Ed edition (November )
Texas A&M University Press; ISBN: 0890967792
The Immaculate Deception : The Bush Crime Family Exposed
by Russell S. Bowen
This is perhaps the most shocking book written this century about treason committed by the highest leaders within the U.S. Government. This disturbing and thought provoking expose, which few Americans know about, shows the truth about the drug running activities on behalf of the "secret government". You will learn about the unsavory past of George Bush and his family, as well as the uncrupulous activities in which he has been involved. Amazon.com
The author is a retired Brigadier General who held a position with the Office of Security Services (OSS).
Paperback (August 1992)
America West Pub; ISBN: 0922356807
Barry & 'the Boys' : The CIA, the Mob and America's Secret History
by Daniel Hopsicker
This is the story of Barry Seal, the biggest drug smuggler in American history, who died in a hail of bullets with George Bush's private phone number in his wallet...
Listed under Barry and 'the Boys'
All The Best, George Bush: My Life and Other Writings
by George H. W. Bush (Preface)
Hardcover - 640 pages 1 edition (October 5, )
Scribner; ISBN: 068483958X
The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History
by Peter Kornbluh
Listed under Iran-Contra Affair
George Bush: The Life of a Lone Star Yankee
by Herbert S. Parmet
Paperback - 585 pages
Transaction Pub; ISBN: 0765807300
The Bush Presidency : Ten Intimate Perspectives of George Bush
(Portraits of American Presidents, Vol 10)
Kenneth W. Thompson(Editor)
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