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The Resource George H.W. Bush, Timothy Naftali

George H.W. Bush, Timothy Naftali

Label
George H.W. Bush
Title
George H.W. Bush
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Naftali
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as biographer Naftali argues, no one was better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush wisely encouraged the liberalization of the Soviet system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat Saddam Hussein. At home, Bush reasserted fiscal discipline after the excesses of the Reagan years. Ultimately, his political awkwardness cost Bush a second term: his toughest decisions widened fractures in the Republican Party, and Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. In a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake, with the result that the elder George Bush would see his reputation soar.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naftali, Timothy J
Dewey number
  • 973.928092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E882
LC item number
.N34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
George H.W. Bush, Timothy Naftali
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Contents
Poppy -- The understudy -- Cleaning up Reagan's mess -- Unexpected greatness -- Commander in chief -- The collapse -- Paterfamilias
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 202 p.
Isbn
9780805069662
Lccn
2007026217
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn154677281
  • (OCoLC)154677281
  • 1094384
Label
George H.W. Bush, Timothy Naftali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Contents
Poppy -- The understudy -- Cleaning up Reagan's mess -- Unexpected greatness -- Commander in chief -- The collapse -- Paterfamilias
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 202 p.
Isbn
9780805069662
Lccn
2007026217
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn154677281
  • (OCoLC)154677281
  • 1094384
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