Barbara Bush: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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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 #1 New York Times bestselling 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

• the tragic death of her young daughter

• the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she's met

• her role as the nation's leading literacy champion

• her feelings about the Iran-Contra scandal, the Persian Gulf conflict, and the Cold War

• the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign -- and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life

...and much more. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, dozens of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of humor, this memoir is as compelling and honest as the former First Lady herself.
  

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Contents

Prologue
1
Growing Up
5
Love and War
16
Striking Out on Our Own
30
Robin
39
0 Ae Glamorous World of Politics
50
A Different World
64
TAe United Nations
79
ji Keeping Secrets
132
Around the World and Back
159
j The First 100 Days
264
Whirlwind First Year
290
The Storm Before the Storm
354
Of Cabbages and Queens
409
The Campaign
475
Owe Last Time
500

Surviving Watergate
97
China
107
A New Beginning
516
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About the author (2010)

Barbara Bush was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the honorary chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the author of C. Fred's Story and the New York Times number-one bestseller Millie's Book. This memoir, like those books, was written by Mrs. Bush herself. She lives in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine.

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