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The Resource Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham

Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham

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Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Title
Destiny and power
Title remainder
the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'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 interviews and exclusive access to Bush's presidential diaries, Meacham brings Bush and the great American family he came from, vividly to life, beginning with the family's story working in a tool company in the Midwest in the late 1800's and on through George H.W. Bush's childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his decision to strike out on his own and try to create an oil business in Texas, to his political rise to be congressman, ambassador to the U.N., head of the CIA, vice president, then president, and the only man since John Adams to see his son become president. Written with Meacham's trademark compelling narration and historical depth and contemporary insight, this stunning biography reveals the unusual self-reflections, as well as the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation who pursued a life of service as a guardian of America in the way of Eisenhower, and was one of the last gentlemen in our political world"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10447345
Cataloging source
DLC
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
  • 973.928092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bush, George
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • Bush, George
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907446893
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781400067657
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907446893
Label
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907446893
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781400067657
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015016550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907446893

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