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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What's fascinating to me about Barb's memoirs is how she, like her husband Bush 41 has an inconsistent recollection of her whereabouts the day John Kennedy senior was murdered.
As her memoirs were
published in 1994 we can safely assume that she knew then her oldest son George junior would be running for president soon. Thus Barb's obfuscations and outright LYING about her and her husband's whereabouts on 11/22/63 must have been done to assist her son's political career.
Oddly the clearest, most vivid picture of the Bushes in Dallas ON the day John Kennedy died is of the young, then 17 Y/O Dubyah Bush. Here's THAT pic:
While we also have pics of Bush senior in Dealey Plaza right outside theTexas School Book Depository they are far less clear than the three frames of the young Dubyah. ("Hey thanks George!")
I would bet that Poppi had given his son direct orders to stay out of sight that day. However Junior, being the dunce that he is, disobeyed Poppi's directive and gave us this major clue to Poppi's culpability in the assassination of our country's greatest President.
So by her own words Barbara Bush is at least guilty of accessor to murder AFTER the fact!

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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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