Reflections: Life After the White House

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ISBN: 0743223594
Author: Barbara Bush
Book title: Reflections: Life After the White House
Format: pdf, epub, fb2, djvu
Pages: 432
Publisher: Scribner
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Size ePub version: 1360 kb
Size fb2 version: 1548 kb

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The author traces the eight years between the presidencies of her husband and son, discussing her charity work, relationships with her children and grandchildren, and her family's reactions to September 11 and its aftermath.."There is a myth in the United States - you've heard it many times. It says that all American mothers hope that their child will grow up to be President of the United States." - Barbara Bush Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the wife and mother of presidents. Barbara Bush's prominent place in American history is matched only by her extraordinary popularity: Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate her wit, her compassion, and her devotion to her family. Dignified, loyal, and unpretentious, the former First Lady defied skeptics to become one of the most admired first ladies in history - and she remains a beloved public figure today. In this inspiring follow-up to her number-one bestselling memoir, Mrs. Bush covers the momentous eight years between President George H. W. Bush's leaving office and President George W. Bush's 2001 inauguration. Reflections comprises Mrs. Bush's diary entries, travelogues, family photographs, even secret recipes. She discusses her experiences in the White House, on the campaign trail, and in the public eye, as well as her own views about such controversial issues as her husband's resignation from the NRA, the caning of an American student in Singapore, and - in her candid epilogue - her family's reactions to September 11, 2001. Throughout, the extraordinary amount of love and pride Mrs. Bush feels for her husband, five children, and fourteen grandchildren is always clear. Reflections will delight Barbara Bush's millions of admirers with her touching anecdotes and personal revelations from the past decade of a full and fascinating life.Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the wife and mother to a president. Barbara Bush's prominent place in American history is matched by her extraordinary popularity: Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate her wit, her compassion, and her devotion to her family. Dignified, loyal, and unpretentious, Barbara Bush defied skeptics to become one of the most admired First Ladies in history; she remains a beloved public figure today. Reflections begins with the inauguration of her son, President George W. Bush, in January 2001, and then flashes back eight years to President Clinton's inauguration, when she and her husband President George H. Bush were leaving the White House. Drawing on excerpts from her diary, Mrs. Bush chronologically takes us through this time in her life. She reveals her and her husband's inner lives through sometimes touching and often hilarious stories about their extensive travels, their hobbies, and their charity work. She discusses her experiences on the campaign trail with her sons, and relates her continuing interactions with VIPs from around the world. Mrs. Bush also reflects on the experience of having a president for a son and discusses the family's reactions to September 11, 2001, and its aftermath. Reflections will delight Barbara Bush's millions of admirers with the former First Lady's warmth and wit, as well as with candid revelations and anecdotes from the past decade of a full and fascinating life.A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe first woman since Abigail Adams to be both the wife and mother of a president, Barbara Bush defied skeptics to become one of the most admired first ladies in history; and she remains a beloved public figure today. This inspiring follow-up to her number-one bestselling memoir covers the momentous eight years between the end of President George H. Bush's term in office and President George W. Bush's inauguration.Former First Lady Barbara Bush has never been shy about sharing her opinions and this book is no exception. In this book, she shares her thoughts about leaving Washington, George W's bid for the presidency, her special relationship with her five children, and 14 grandchildren and much more. An entertaining read

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