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The Resource The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty, Susan Page

The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty, Susan Page

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The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty
Title
The matriarch
Title remainder
Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Susan Page
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history. Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY's Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. The Matriarch examines not only her public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, barbs that left lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her three-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see -- and advise -- both her husband and son in the Oval Office. As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady. She invested herself deeply in expanding literacy programs in America, played a critical role in the end of the Cold War, and led the way in demonstrating love and compassion to those with HIV/AIDS. With her cooperation, this book offers Barbara Bush's last words for history -- on the evolution of her party, on the role of women, on Donald Trump, and on her family's legacy. Barbara Bush's accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are many. Now, Susan Page explores them all in The Matriarch, a groundbreaking book certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history." -- From book jacket
Summary
Drawing on diary access and more than 100 interviews, a vibrant portrait of the former first lady by the Washington bureau chief of <i>USA Today</i> includes coverage of Barbara Bush's private struggles and remarkable political achievements
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10765899
Cataloging source
ILE
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1951-
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Page, Susan
Dewey number
  • 973.928092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty
Label
The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty, Susan Page
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-579)
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
on1090355861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
viii, 582 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781538715529
Lccn
2018959120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090355861
Label
The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty, Susan Page
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-579)
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
on1090355861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
viii, 582 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781538715529
Lccn
2018959120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090355861

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