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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

A Memoir

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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.
  • Scribner | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451603958 | 
  • June 2010
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Chapter 1

Prologue


January 20, 1993. We were going home. For four extraordinary years, home had been the White House, but when we woke up that morning, it felt like a foreign place. Our bed, along with our tables and chairs, already were in Texas. George had been telling people that I almost had gone, too. He was right. Once we lost the election, I had tried to ignore the hurt and turned my mind toward Houston and a new life.

George, on the other hand, was presidential until the very last moment. He worried about the staff and where they would go. And he had to cope with the larger problems of Iraq, Somalia, and... see more

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