This hardcover & numbered edition of "All The Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings" has been personally signed by George H.W. Bush directly onto a book-plate.
- Autographed Signed Limited Edition
- Updated Hardcover Edition With All New Letters & Photographs
- George Bush's Personal Signature On A Bookplate Affixed Inside The Book
- Individually Numbered 1 - 1000
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Deluxe Leather Collector's Box
Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to an autobiography. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with eighteen-year-old George’s letters to his parents during World War II, when, at the time he was commissioned, he was the youngest pilot in the Navy. Readers will gain insights into Bush’s career highlights—the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the U.N., his service as an envoy to China, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, and of course, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency.
They will also observe a devoted husband, father, and American. Ranging from a love letter to Barbara and a letter to his mother about missing his daughter, Robin, after her death from leukemia to a letter to his children two weeks before Nixon’s resignation to one written to them just before the beginning of Desert Storm, the writings are remarkable for their candor, humor, and poignancy. This new edition includes new letters and photographs that cover the last fifteen years, highlighting the Bush family’s enduring influence on history and including letters that cover topics such as George W. Bush’s presidency, 9/11, Bush senior’s work with President Clinton to help the victims of natural disasters, and the meaning of friendship and family. All the Best, George Bush provides a memorable, surprisingly intimate, and insightful portrayal of the forty-first president of the United States.
• Pages: 720 pages
• Publisher: Scribner
• Release Date: March 5, 2013
• ISBN-13: 9781476731162
• Edition: Autographed Hardcover & Numbered Edition
• This is not a first printing book.
In lieu of a memoir, All the Best, George Bush collects correspondence
and diary entries from the former U. S. President to show, as he says,
"what my own heartbeat is, what my values are, what has motivated me in
life. " The letters begin in 1942--when, fresh out of high school, Bush
volunteered for U. S. Navy flight school--and continue to the brink of
the 21st century, as the retired chief executive worries about the
Melissa virus infecting his office's server and keeping his visiting
grandchildren in line. ("I realize, " he muses, "Keep the freezer door
closed from now on and I mean it lacks the rhetorical depth of This will
not stand or Read my lips. ") All the Best hits all the highlights of
Bush's career, from the Texas oil business to his role as ambassador to
China, then CIA director, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and
finally president himself. Along the way, he reveals a personality that
is at turns compassionate, respectful, silly, doting, and resolute--a
man for whom being a father and a grandfather matters as much as, and
maybe even more than, being leader of the free ...
About George H.W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Bush held a multitude of political positions prior to his presidency, including Vice President of the United States in the administration of Ronald Reagan (1981 to 1989) and director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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.