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The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty

Author: Susan Page
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures. Here Page tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies-- and an entire political era. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, Barbara Bush became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist, invested herself deeply in expanding literacy programs in America,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Named Person: Barbara Bush; George Bush; George W Bush; Bush family.; George W Bush; George Bush; Bush family.; Barbara Bush
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Page
ISBN: 9781538713648 1538713640
OCLC Number: 1032584246
Description: viii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Six brutal months --
"The fighting Pierces" --
The football star and the campus beauty --
Stuck in the middle --
Love and war --
"The street cop" --
How hard could it be? --
Darkness --
"What are we going to do about Bar?" --
The frost that never thawed --
Triumph --
First at last --
Grandma's house --
The reckoning --
Détente --
The reluctant campaign --
Evicted --
First son --
A second first lady named Bush --
Dynasty --
"We've had enough Bushes" --
"Hit in the solarplex" --
Indispensable.
Other Titles: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty
Responsibility: Susan Page.

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A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history.  Read more...

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"...Richly researched, with so many new details."--Norah O'Donnell "An incredible look at one of the most powerful First Ladies in history. Go buy The Matriarch now."--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times Read more...

 
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