Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

A Memoir

Paperback - 2015 | Scribner trade paperback edition.
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The classic #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, celebrating the life and legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush--now updated with new forewords from her five children, including reflections from George W. and Jeb, as featured on A&E's Biography .

Barbara Bush endures as one of America's most popular First Ladies. She has won worldwide acclaim for her wit, compassion, and candor as both a presidential wife and mother. In this fascinating memoir, Mrs. Bush offers a heartfelt portrait of her life in and out of the White House, from her small-town schoolgirl days in Rye, New York, to her fateful union with George H.W. Bush, to her role as First Lady of the United States. Here, she writes candidly about her early years with George Bush in West Texas and the tragic death of their young daughter, Pauline. She also discusses the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she's met, as well as the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign--and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life, including her role as the nation's leading literacy champion.

Filled with entertaining anecdotes, thirty-two pages of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of introspection, this memoir is "a book of good grace and humor--written in a style that, like the author herself, is straightforward, unembellished, generous, good-hearted, and wise...A pleasure" ( The Washington Times ).
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015.
Edition: Scribner trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9781501117787
1501117785
9781501122231
1501122231
Branch Call Number: B BUSH BARBARA
Characteristics: xx, 583 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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From Library Staff

Barbara Bush, the former first lady of the United States, died April 17 , at the age of 92 after deciding not to undergo further medical treatments for congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The former First Lady recounts the events in her life, from her secret engagement to George Bush, to the loss of her three-year-old daughter to leukemia, to daily life at the White House.


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