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Speaking of freedom : the collected speeches

Author: George Bush
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A collection of more than forty speeches given by the former president during his term in office explores such topics as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the first Gulf War, and the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Genre/Form: Messages
Named Person: George Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Bush
ISBN: 9781439140130 1439140138
OCLC Number: 262428681
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Remarks accepting the nomination for the Presidency at the Republican National Convention (The Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 18, 1988) --
Inaugural Address (U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, January 20, 1989) --
Remarks to the citizens of Michigan (Hamtramck City Hall, Hamtramck, Michigan, April 17, 1989) --
Remarks at the Memorial Service for crew members of the U.S.S. Iowa Hangar LP-2, Norfolk Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, April 24, 1989) --
Remarks at the Texas A & M University commencement ceremony (White Coliseum, College Station, Texas, May 12, 1989) --
Remarks at the Boston University commencement ceremony(Dickerson Field, Boston, Massachusetts, May 21, 1989) --
Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement academy (Nitchman Field, New London, Connecticut, May 24, 1989) --
Remarks to the citizens of Mainz (Rheingoldhalle, Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany, May 31, 1989) --
Remarks to students at the Teton Science School (Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 13, 1989) --
Remarks announcing the Youth Engaged in Service to America Initiative (The south lawn of the White House, Washington, DC, June 21, 1989) --
Remarks at the Solidarity Workers Monument (Lenin Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, July 11, 1989) --
Address to the nation on the national drug control strategy (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, September 5, 1989) --
Remarks on presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Lech Walesa and the Presidential Citizens Medal to Lane Kirkland (The east room of the White House, Washington, DC, November 13, 1989) --
Remarks to special needs adopted children and their parents (The east room of the White House, Washington, DC, January 26, 1990) --
News conference announcing a ban on broccoli (The south grounds of the White House, Washington, DC, March 22, 1990) --
Remarks on signing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (The south lawn of the White House, Washington, DC, July 26, 1990) --
Address to the nation announcing the deployment of U.S. Armed Forces to Saudi Arabia (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, August 8, 1990) --
Address before a joint session of the Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis and the federal budget deficit (U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, September 11, 1990) --
Remarks at the Washington National Cathedral dedication ceremony (Mount Saint Alban, Washington, DC, September 29, 1990) --
Address to the German people on the reunification of Germany (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, October 2, 1990) --
Remarks at a ceremony commemorating the end of Communist rule (Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czechoslovakia, November 17, 1990) --
Remarks to American and coalition troops in the Persian Gulf area on Thanksgiving Day (Military Airlift Command, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Army Camp near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on board the U.S.S. Nassau in the waters of the Persian Gulf, Allied Armed Fores near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 22, 1990). Address to the nation announcing allied military action in the Persian Gulf (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, January 16, 1991) --
Remarks at the annual convention of the National Religious Broadcasters (Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC, January 28, 1991) --
Address before a joint session of the Congress on the State of the Union (U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, January 29, 1991) --
Remarks at a meeting of the American Society of Association executives (J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, February 27, 1991) --
Address to the nation on the suspension of allied offensive combat operations in the Persian Gulf (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, February 27, 1991) --
Remarks on the Administration's Domestic Policy (The south lawn of the White House, Washington, DC, June 12, 1991 --
Remarks at the California Institute of Technology commencement ceremony (Caltech Athletic Field, Pasadena, California, June 14, 1991) --
Remarks on presenting Presidential citations to Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams (The Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, DC, July 9, 1991) --
Remarks at the Babu Yar Memorial (Kiev, Soviet Union, August 1, 1991) --
Remarks at the opening sessions of the Middle East Peace Conference (Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain, October 30, 1991) --
Remarks at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (Simi Valley, California, November 4, 1991) --
Remarks on the fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (National Cemetary of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Kilo 8 Pier, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 1991) --
Address to the nation on the commonwealth of independent states (The Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC, December 25, 1991) --
Remarks to the state legislature in Concord, New Hampshire, Statehouse, Concord, New Hampshire, February 12, 1991) --
Remarks at a dinner with the Gridiron Club (Capitol Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, March 28, 1991) --
Remarks at the Southern Methodist University commencement ceremony (Moody Coliseum, Dallas Texas, May 16, 1991) --
Remarks at a ceremony commemorating the fiftieth anniversary on the landing on Guadalcanal (Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, August 7, 1991) --
Radio address to the nation on the results of the Presidential Election (Camp David, Maryland, November 7, 1992) --
Remarks at a celebration of the Points of Light (The east room of the White House, Washington, DC, January 14, 1993).
Responsibility: George H.W. Bush.
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A collection of more than forty speeches given by the former president during his term in office explores such topics as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the first Gulf War, and the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H.W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992--the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few--and reminisces about what it was like to be president through such unprecedented times. Choosing from among the hundreds of speeches he gave while in office, former president Bush selects those that meant the most to him and introduces each one with candid comments recalling the circumstances and events leading up to it. "Although now in hindsight it seems that the end results were almost preordained, at the time no one knew what would happen next. Nothing was 'inevitable' at all. We learned quickly that words mattered," he writes in the opening pages of Speaking of Freedom. Selections throughout the book bring back the fascinating times of Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, and even Saddam Hussein--when we watched as the idea of freedom seemed to spread all over the world. It was a stunning time in world history, and in these speeches the forty-first president observes it from his perspective as commander in chief, diplomat, politician, navy pilot, and grandfather. While many of the speeches deal with foreign affairs, others cover freedom's spread within the United States, including the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and the historic Clean Air Act of 1990. President Bush's voice comes across perhaps most clearly when he is calling young people to lead a life of meaning and adventure that results only from serving others.

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