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The man I knew : the amazing story of George H.W. Bush's post-presidency / Jean Becker.

Becker, Jean, 1956- (author.).
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Bethel Public Library NEW B BUSH (Text to phone) 34030148197368 Adult New Biography Available -
Brookfield Library 921/BUSH (Text to phone) 34029149131640 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Derby Public Library B BUS (Text to phone) 34047150120716 Adult New Biography Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent B BUS (Text to phone) 33410147732137 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield On Order (Text to phone) acq1086284 Acquisitions In process -
Ridgefield Library On Order (Text to phone) acq1078640 Acquisitions In process -
Seymour Public Library B BUSH (Text to phone) 34043148358997 Adult New Biography In process -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury B BUSH, G BEC (Text to phone) 34005151192639 Adult New Biography Available -
Weston Public Library 973.928 BUSH BECKER (Text to phone) 34053150433364 Adult New Nonfiction In process -

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"As chief of staff, Jean Becker had a ringside seat to the never-boring story of George Herbert Walker Bush's life post-presidency, including being at his side when he died and subsequently facing the challenge-and great honor-of being in charge of his state funeral. Full of heart and wisdom, THE MAN I KNEW is a vibrant behind-the-scenes look into the ups and downs of heading up the office of a former president by one of the people who knew him best. This book tells the story of how, after his devastating loss to Bill Clinton in 1992, President George H.W. Bush rebuilt his life, found a way to make a difference, and how, by the time he died in November 2018, was revered by his country and the world. Bush's post-presidency journey was filled with determination, courage, love, hope, humor, fun, and big ideas. He became best friends with the man who defeated him; developed the odd habit of jumping out of airplanes; and learned how to adjust to life in a wheelchair, after having lived most of his life as a high-energy athlete. He joyously saw two sons become governors of their states, one of whom would go one to become President of the United States. What happens when you go almost overnight from being the most important and powerful person in the world to a private citizen? THE MAN I KNEW tells just such a story, of one man's humble journey from president to man of the people"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bush, George, 1924-2018.
Ex-presidents > United States > Biography.
Presidents > Retirement > United States.
Bush, George, 1924-2018 > Friends and associates.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-
Houston (Tex.) > Biography.
Becker, Jean, 1956?-

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