A luxurious leather bound collectible book to showcase in your presidential library. Personally hand signed by George HW. Bush directly into the book. Limited to 3,000 signed and numbered copies in this edition.
Easton Press Norwalk, CT, U.S.A. “All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings“. 1999 First Edition – First Printing 8vo . Full genuine leather. The true First Edition and first printing of this title, a signed limited edition of only 3,000 signed and numbered copies. Beautiful dark blue leather binding. Includes COA, collector notes, and an extra unattached bookplate for your own personalization. Fine condition.
“The travelogue of an observant man with much mettle and an open heart….His writings cover affairs of state and affairs of spaniels on equal footing. He is modest and gracious. But these short takes on a long life reveal an underlying, consistent sense of duty to office, family and morality.” – People Magazine
About George H.W. Bush
Bush was born in Massachusetts to Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18, Bush postponed going to college and became the youngest naval aviator in US history. He served until the end of the war, then attended Yale University. Graduating in 1948, he moved his young family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40.
He became involved in politics soon after founding his own oil company, serving as a member of the House of Representatives, among other positions. He ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States in 1980, but was chosen by party nominee Ronald Reagan to be the vice presidential nominee; the two were subsequently elected. During his tenure, Bush headed administration task forces on deregulation and fighting drug abuse.
In 1988, Bush launched a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf at a time of world change; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later. Domestically, Bush reneged on a 1988 campaign promise and raised taxes amidst a struggle with Congress. In the wake of economic concerns, he lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton.
Bush is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd and current President of the United States, and Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
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