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Heartbeat: George Bush in His Own Words (Lisa Drew Books)

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Publisher Comments:

"We are not the sum of our possessions. They are not the measures of our lives. In our hearts, we know what matters. We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend; a loving parent; a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it."

— from President George H. W. Bush's Inaugural Address, January 21, 1989

A charming collection of excerpts from the former president's speeches and other writings, Heartbeat reveals the basic ideals and beliefs that have served George H. W. Bush throughout his public and private life. He speaks often of what he calls "heartbeat." It is a simple word — a code word — referring to personal bedrock values concerning service, duty, honor, friends, faith, and particularly family.

As the Bushes prove themselves to be one of the most important political families in U.S. history, this warm and revealing look into the former president's guiding principles could not come at a more important time. Culled from Mr. Bush's speeches over the course of his presidency and beyond, Heartbeat discloses a surprising personal side to the forty-first president — a warm, witty, and expressive man.

In chapters such as "1989: A New Breeze" and "1993-2001: Did It with Honor," the book features entertaining, eloquent, and emotional excerpts from the former president's words...

"Sure we must change, but some values are timeless. I believe in families that stick together, and fathers who stick around. I happen to believe very deeply in the worth of each individual human being, born or unborn. I believe in teaching our kids the difference between what's wrong and what's right, teaching them respect for hard work and to love their neighbors. I believe that America will always have a special place in God's heart, as long as He has a special place in ours...."

"Being president does have its advantages. And this is true: I have a TV set there in the White House with five screens, one big one in the middle, four small ones around it. Now I don't have to miss the nightly news when I watch Wheel of Fortune."

In this single, remarkable collection, Mr. Bush's speeches, interviews, and other statements paint a poig-nant portrait not just of the former president but of a man and a family.

Synopsis:

A charming collection of excerpts from the former president's speeches and other writings, "Heartbeat" reveals the basic values and beliefs that have served George H. W. Bush throughout his public and private life. Photos.

Table of Contents

Contents

INTRODUCTION BY BARBARA BUSH

PREFACE

1. 1989: A New Breeze

2. 1990: Darkness in the Desert Sky

3. 1991: The Liberation Has Begun

4. 1992: Finish This Job in Style

5. Postpresidency: Did It with Honor

EPILOGUE

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743224796
Compiled:
McGrath, Jim
Introduction:
Bush, Barbara
Introduction by:
Bush, Barbara
Introduction:
Bush, Barbara
Compiled by:
McGrath, Jim
Compiled:
McGrath, Jim
Author:
McGrath, Jim
Author:
Bush, George H. W.
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1980-
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Lisa Drew Books (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
107-127
Publication Date:
20011106
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 photos as chap openers - art in
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 17.465 oz

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Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Bush, George H. W.

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