George H.W. Bush: In Defense of Principle


Series: First Men, America’s Presidents

The forty-first president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, arguably had more preparation for the office than any other man who has held the office. Having been a success in the oil business after his heroic service in World War II and graduation from Yale University, Bush served as a Congressman from Texas, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the Watergate scandal, the U.S. Chief Liaison to the People’s Republic of China, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960s and 1970s. Although he served only one term, President Bush saw the nation through the end of the Cold War, the 1989 invasion of Panama, and the first Persian Gulf War in Iraq all in defense of the principles of liberty and political self-determination for all peoples. In so doing, he demonstrated a sense of loyalty to longtime friends that largely defines his life and career in public service. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Learning the Spirit of Public Service: George Bush the Youth, Pilot, and Businessman

Chapter 2. Republicanism from the Ground Up: George Bush Enters the Political Stage

Chapter 3. Serving Country and Party: Bush at the UN and Republican National Committee

Chapter 4. Critical Training for the Presidency: Bush in China and at the CIA

Chapter 5. More than Fine with the Platform: George H. W. Bush as Vice President

Chapter 6. Dealing with a “New World Order”: President Bush and Challenges to Communism

Chapter 7. Toward a New Middle East Order: The Gulf War and Hopes for Peace in Palestine

Chapter 8. Vision with Points of Light: George Bush’s Domestic Policies

Chapter 9. 1992: The Worst Year of George H. W. Bush’s Life

Chapter 10. Epilogue: After the Presidency Bibliography


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