In this autobiography, written by a Vice President while still in office, George Bush looks at his previous career, from navy pilot in World War II to his financial success in the Texan oil fields in the 1950s. He then served three Republican presidents and survived encounters with Democratic Presidents Johnson and Carter. This book throws light on his years as congressman, UN Ambassador, Republican National Committee Chairman during Watergate, envoy to China and Director of the CIA. Bush also discusses the failings he believes led to the Iran-Contra affair. He offers anecdotal views on international figures - Reagan, Nixon, Kissinger, Mao, Gorbachev and Thatcher, and reveals the political issues he is championing for the presidency of the United States. His personal life is also covered. He describes his young daughter's battle with leukaemia and his wife Barbara's courage during the ordeal. The royalties are to be split equally between research into leukaemia and the United Negro College Fund.
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An early salvo in the vice-president's campaign for the White House in 1988, this is a standard candidate's biography but livelier than others because Bush has held such a variety of important positions. As a young man from Connecticut and a former Navy pilot in World War II, he went to Texas and made a fortune in the oil fields. After serving in the House of Representatives and two failed attempts at the U.S. Senate, he served as U.S. representative to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee (steering the party through the Watergate scandal), envoy to China in the last years of Chairman Mao and head of the CIA. Bush writes about his seven years as vice-president, stressing his belief that the prime requisite of the number-two spot is loyalty, and concludes by emphasizing his political conservatism. Photos not seen by PW.
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Although Vice President Bush had planned to write this autobiography for several years, the timing of its release and its fluffy content make it typical of the campaign biographies of potential presidential candidates. However, this book may be recommended for its insights into Chinese culture and outline of Bush's notable career. Highlights, which include being a decorated World War II fighter pilot, receiving his Yale degree Phi Beta Kappa, making a fortune in the Texas oil industry, serving as a congressman from Texas, and being appointed ambassador to China and head of the CIA, are recounted in a modest but two-dimensional fashion. Recommended for current affairs collections or for libraries desiring pop political biographies. Karl Helicher, Wolfsohn Memorial Lib., King of Prussia, Pa.
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Descripción Doubleday, New York, 1987. Decorative Red Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Editiion. Jacket shows very light rubbing and is price clipped. With the exception of a short presentation in ink on free end paper the book is as new. No other marks anywhere. 270 pages. Books are normally mailed within 24 hours. Nº de ref. de la librería 003425
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G0385244371I3N01
Descripción Doubleday, New York, 1987. hardcover. Estado de conservación: very good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. First. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 270 pages, 8vo, red cloth with gilt stamping (one corner on back cover gently bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Doubleday, 1987. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Boldly signed in full by Bush on the front free endpaper, just below the Great Seal of the United States. Nº de ref. de la librería 233732
Descripción Doubleday, 1987. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0385244371-2-4
Descripción Doubleday Press, New York, 1987. Full leather. Estado de conservación: Fine. Octavo, 270pp, gilt lettering on spine and cover, blue leather covering and slipcase. Slipcase in fine condition. Signed limited edition of 250, this being number 103. Written by Vice President Bush before he embarked on his successful campaign for President in 1988. It covers his career, from a navy pilot during WWII, through his years as Ambassador to China, Head of the Republican National Committee, Head of the C.I.A. and finally to the 1980 presidential race. George Bush would become the Vice President for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and serve one term as President, beginning in 1980. Nº de ref. de la librería 29
Descripción Doubleday Press, New York, 1987. Full leather. Estado de conservación: Fine. Octavo, 270pp, gilt lettering on spine and cover, blue leather covering and slipcase. Slipcase in fine condition. Signed limited edition of 250, this being number 34. Written by Vice President Bush before he embarked on his successful campaign for President in 1988. It covers his career, from a navy pilot during WWII, through his years as Ambassador to China, Head of the Republican National Committee, Head of the C.I.A. and finally to the 1980 presidential race. George Bush would become the Vice President for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and serve one term as President, beginning in 1980. Nº de ref. de la librería 30
Descripción Doubleday September 1987, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Limited. Number 202 of an edition limited to 250 SIGNED BY GEORGE H.W. BUSH while he was Vice President. Gilt-titled blue cloth in blue slipcase. Signed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 157940