A Portrait of My Father

Large Print - 2014
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The forty-third president of the U.S. offers an intimate biography of his father, the forty-first president, tracing his career as an accomplished statesman and discussing his influence on the author's own political career.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2014]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780804194716
Branch Call Number: 973.928092 Bush -B
Characteristics: xii, 449 pages : illustrations (some colour)
Alternative Title: Portrait of my father


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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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