Monday, November 28, 2016

Destiny and Power/ Jon Meacham / 836 pp

This biography paints a pretty positive picture of George H.W. Bush - there's no big scandals uncovered. He's lived an amazing life. The youngest WWII fighter pilot to be shot down. Vice-President. President. Father of a President. The author has access to his diaries so you get a sense of what he is thinking at various points in his life. Some surprises are GHWB's opinion of the man who followed him to the White House, Bill Clinton, and how that opinion changed over time.

I listened to this book on a trip and enjoyed getting an insider look at a presidency I remember well.

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