Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush From Pulitzer Prize winner andNew York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H W Bush 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 UN ambassador to head of the CIA to forty first president of the United States

10 thoughts on “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

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    The world lost a great man In this highly educational biography of George H.W Bush, Meacham offers the reader an insightful look into the life and times of the 41st President of the United States With scores of interesting anecdotes wrapped in a fluid narrative, the author brings to life a man who sought to i

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    Sometimes you shape events by not making any mistakes Destiny I will be picking up the others I was only 10 years old when Bush was elected president, so although I do have memories of his presidency the consequence of the times I was living through were lost on me.First off, the text flows well, and is simply

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    PRESIDENT GEORGE H W BUSH S MEMOIRCan you tell me the title of President George H W Bush s memoir You can t There s a reason that you can t He didn t write one.All of the other post WWII presidents did, but not George H W Bush DESTINY AND POWERIn some respects, however, Jon Meacham wrote one for him, a book of

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    With the rollout of Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Jon Meacham s new book DESTINY AND POWER THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH what emerged in the media was the elder Bush s criticisms of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney s poor service in the administration of his son Many pundits have question

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    Summary Meacham traces the life of our 41st president from his family s roots and values that shaped a man both deeply committed to service and country, and also highly competitive and ambitious The biography traces both his skillful leadership in handling the transition from the Cold War era, and the inability

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    George H W Bush is one of the few presidents that did not write his autobiography after leaving office Jon Meacham has produced the official biography on H.W Bush I have read a number of Meacham s books including American Lion which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.Meacham did extensive research for the book and was al

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    in 2015, Destiny and Power The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham is the most recent full scale biography of the 41st president Meacham is a presidential historian and author whose biography of Andrew Jackson won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize He has also written about Thomas Jefferson and Frank

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    George H W Bush is in some ways a neglected figure in recent American history Ronald Reagan supposedly won the Cold War abroad and defeated big government at home, leaving nothing for Bush to do but betray the Gipper s legacy A comparison with an earlier generation s view of JFK and Lyndon Johnson would be instructi

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    I ve been wanting to read a Jon Meacham book for a while I chose George H W Bush out of curiosity for the one term president with the huge glasses stuck between Reagan and Clinton I enjoyed Meachum s highly readable prose and interesting use of quotes from Bush s personal papers The book took several years to write a

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    Great biography The tension was sometimes so palpable I forgot I already knew how it all turned out As for the man himself, few would disagree about his honor and integrity Obama calls him one of our most underrated presidents It doesn t surprise me that he lost his reelection attempt It s not easy to govern with prag

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