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Barbara Bush: A Memoir Paperback – October 28, 2003
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Maureen Dowd The New York Times Book Review I always felt a poignancy in her story...wickedly funny.
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Despite her privileged background, Barbara Bush is an ordinary woman with extraordinary qualities of wisdom and compassion. Both she and her husband were raised in the old New England tradition to make their lives useful and to do good. Throughout these pages, Barbara's dedication to these Puritan ideals shines through.
She is never pompous or ostentatious. You feel that you could sit next to her on a three hour flight and talk companionably with her, and depart from her with your mood lifted. This memoir is the gracefully written account of the life of a gracious lady.
With all of the mass media infatuation with the Kennedy family, it is interesting to note that it is the Bush family that may have quietly assumed the position as the greatest American political dynasty since that of the Adamses: Prescott Bush was a United States Senator from Connecticut; his son, George Herbert Walker Bush, a certifiable war hero, relocated to Texas and served in the Congress before becoming Vice President and President; two of his sons, George W. Bush and his brother, Jeb Bush, have served as the governors of Texas and Florida respectively; George W. Bush is completing his second term as President.
Barbara Bush's memoir is a political love story. It is remarkable to see what a great beauty that Mrs. Bush was at the time of her engagement and marriage. When her husband left the oil business to concentrate on politics, Barbara Bush became a valuable political asset. She possessed a sense of humor and steel backbone that allowed her to be a tower of strength when needed. There are some poignant recollections included in the book also: George W. Bush proved to be a great comfort to his mother following the childhood death of one of his siblings. Clearly, he inherited his mother's sense of determination and tenacity.
It would have been interesting to imagine Barbara Bush as president.
Finally, I will be voting for another George Bush next month!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I adore Mrs. Bush so likely am not an objective reviewer. This was a really fun, easy read as well as informative. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Cyndi Lane
Enjoyed getting to know Mrs. Bush. As a democrat it was interesting to see her perspective. Really enjoyed reading it. Makes me wish I could meet her!Published 1 month ago by C. Wood
Bar is so sweet, and like Nancy Reagan, was also such a positive influence on George Bush...Published 2 months ago by Tool Maker
Barbara Bush is not just the matriarch of her family, she is ours as well. Her common sense approach should be a lesson for all of us to emulate in raising our families and in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anna M. Hollier
Kotch Ed Kotch truth.
Just a lesbian.
Lena is Indian Swedish and a UN delegate. A spy or a wanna be. In the UN delegation of another country. Read more
This is the most enjoyable book I have read in the last twenty five years; pure pleasure.
I laughed, cried, gasped, felt disappointed and also angry. Read more
I read 41 so thought I'd get Barbara's side of the story - The size of the book would indicate the length - she mentions every person she has ever bumped into - and every dinner... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patrice Jensen