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The Resource Barbara Bush : a memoir, Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush : a memoir, Barbara Bush

Label
Barbara Bush : a memoir
Title
Barbara Bush
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Bush
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Barbara Bush is certainly among the most popular First Ladies ever to live in the White House. Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire her wit, her candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children. In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than twenty-five years. She begins with a compelling portrait of her early years, including: growing up in Rye, New York, and meeting George Bush; life as a young bride and mother, moving far away from home to West Texas; and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child. With contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the shock of learning that her fiance has been shot down in the Pacific during World War II; the disbelief when a black friend is refused service in a Southern restaurant in the 1950s; and the fear when she is caught in the middle of a student protest march in the 1960s
  • She recounts her years in public life, from first moving to Washington when George Bush was elected to Congress; to her experience living in New York as the wife of the Ambassador to the United Nations and in China as wife of the U.S. envoy. She talks candidly about the ups and downs of three presidential campaigns and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years. Drawing upon excerpts from her diary, which she has compiled for more than thirty years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War. She talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves' disease and how she faced the controversy that erupted at Wellesley College before her commencement speech
  • Through the friendships she developed over the years with world leaders and their spouses, we meet and get to know the Gorbachevs, the Thatchers, the Mitterrands, the Mubaraks, and many others. And she tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making more Americans literate. This memoir includes hundreds of the funny, often self-deprecating, and occasionally touching anecdotes for which Mrs. Bush is well known: surprising a rat while swimming in the White House pool; accidentally stomping on Boris Yeltsin's foot under the table during a state dinner; wearing a $29 pair of shoes for her husband's inaugural ball. She also talks about the disappointments of the 1992 presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, including driving and cooking again for the first time in twelve years. This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bush, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 973.928/092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E883.B87
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
B/B978b
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Bush, George
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Bush, George
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Autobiografie
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Bush, George
  • Bush, Barbara
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
Barbara Bush : a memoir, Barbara Bush
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Lisa Drew book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Growing up -- Love and war -- Striking out on our own -- Robin -- Oh, the glamorous world of politics -- A different world -- The United Nations -- Surviving Watergate -- China -- Keeping secrets -- Hitting the campaign trail -- Around the world and back -- The poet laureate (retired) -- The 1988 campaign -- "Please guide and guard us" -- The first 100 days -- Whirlwind first year -- Flying chain saws -- The storm before the storm -- Desert Storm -- Of cabbages and queens -- "Back & forth and ups & downs" -- The campaign -- "One last time" -- A new beginning
Control code
ocm30356182
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 575 pages
Isbn
9780025192751
Lccn
94013829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30356182
Label
Barbara Bush : a memoir, Barbara Bush
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Lisa Drew book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Growing up -- Love and war -- Striking out on our own -- Robin -- Oh, the glamorous world of politics -- A different world -- The United Nations -- Surviving Watergate -- China -- Keeping secrets -- Hitting the campaign trail -- Around the world and back -- The poet laureate (retired) -- The 1988 campaign -- "Please guide and guard us" -- The first 100 days -- Whirlwind first year -- Flying chain saws -- The storm before the storm -- Desert Storm -- Of cabbages and queens -- "Back & forth and ups & downs" -- The campaign -- "One last time" -- A new beginning
Control code
ocm30356182
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 575 pages
Isbn
9780025192751
Lccn
94013829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30356182

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