Destiny and Power : The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush /

"'He was the last of a kind, and his rise, his fall, and his rebirth in the twilight of his life offers a window on a great deal of American history.' Meacham creates an intimate and detailed life story of a man whom many know only through his politics, or from a distance. From inte...

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Main Author: Meacham, Jon, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Random House, [2015].
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: The Last Gentleman
  • Part I. A Vanished Universe, Beginnings to 1942
  • 1. The Land of the Self-Made Man
  • 2. A Real Son of a Bitch
  • 3. He Gets So Intense Over Everything
  • 4. Not for Self
  • 5. That's Barbara Pierce
  • Part II. War and Marriage, 1942 to 1948
  • 6. Off I Zoomed
  • 7. I Wanted to Finish My Mission
  • 8. Life Lay Ahead of Us
  • Part III. Texas and Tragedy, 1948 to 1966
  • 9. Who Had Ever Heard of Odessa, Texas?
  • 10. I Push It Away, Push It Back
  • 11. I Was Bleeding Inside
  • 12. Goldwater's Policies, Kennedy's Style
  • Part IV. The Wars of Washington, 1966 to 1977
  • 13. Without a Moment to Stop
  • 14. A Turn on the World Stage
  • 15. This Job Is No Fun at All
  • 16. Am I Running Away from Something?
  • 17. George Bush, Super Spook
  • Part V. The Age of Reagan, 1977 to 1989
  • 18. A President We Won't Have to Train
  • 19. We Have Done the Unthinkable
  • 20. It Hurt Like Hell
  • 21. Is George Bush There?
  • 22. Well, What Do We Do Now?
  • 23. The Special Relationship
  • 24. The President Was Struck
  • 25. George Did It
  • 26. On the Eve of the Run
  • 27. Like You've Been Hit in the Stomach
  • 28. We Came Out of the Dead
  • 29. I'm Stronger and Tougher
  • Part VI. The Awesome Responsibility, 1989 to 1993
  • 30. The Sun Started Through
  • 31. If It Weren't for the Deficit...
  • 32. Victory in Europe, Terror in China
  • 33. The Fall of the Wall
  • 34. I Want to Do the Most Good I Can
  • 35. A Nation Reunited and a New NATO
  • 36. I've Got to Do What I Think Is Right
  • 37. This Will Not Stand
  • 38. No Blood for Oil
  • 39. Read My Hips
  • 40. The Threat of Impeachment
  • 41. Nothing Like It Since Truman
  • 42. I'm Just Not Sure I Want to Run Again
  • 43. A Coup in Moscow
  • 44. It Was Discouraging as Hell
  • 45. God, It Was Ghastly
  • 46. The Closing of an Era
  • Part VII. In the Twilight, 1993 to 2016
  • 47. I'd Like to See Old George Bush
  • 48. The Proudest Father in the Whole Wide World
  • 49. It Is Not Easy to Sit on the Sidelines
  • 50. The Buck Stops There
  • Epilogue: I Don't Want to Miss Anything
  • Author's Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Map
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Permission Credits
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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