The former First Lady recounts the exciting and often poignant events in her life, from her secret engagement to George Bush, to the loss of her three year old daughter to leukemia, to daily life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue....
|Title||:||Barbara Bush: A Memoir|
|Publisher||:||Guideposts 1st edition September 9, 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||587 pages|
|File Size||:||594 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Barbara Bush: A Memoir Reviews
I am not writing a review of this book yet as I just purchased the Kindle version today; but when I checked the hardcover editions last night, they were all priced around $3 or $4 dollars each. Today they are all $30 or $40 each....shame on you, booksellers, capitalizing on this great woman's death to sell your books...I really wanted a hardcover, but at least I have my Kindle and do not have to bow your greed.
This memoir is a perfect blend of autobiographical information in the Bush political life, and the characteristic humor that defines the former First Lady. Mrs. Bush takes the reader through her early days, her courtship with the future President, and their lives all the way through the White House years. The book is part diary entry, part commentary, part, autobiography. It is a must read for any history buff, Bush fan, or any person who enjoys a light hearted read.
It is most enjoyable, as she has apparently kept a diary over the years as to people she met and places they traveled to when he was Ambassador to the UN, and special representative to China, and RNC Chair, and she moved so many times!. She surely kept busy with their five childen. Accompanied by a woman they employed to help with the children who were very small, who stayed with the family for many ,many years) Barbara drove back and forth from Houston to Kennabuckport every summer to visit family. The details of the little daughter's bout with the cancer, leukemia, was sad, but they did everything they could to get her the very best medical treatment, taking her to Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in NYC, but she did not live.
So disappointed............ordered this book, and the order was filled at a certain price. After Mrs. Bush died, they canceled the
First Lady Barbara Bush left her own distinctive mark on the world. She adored her husband and family and contributed immensely to the great cause of literacy. The biggest fault I found with this book was the repeated references throughout to her "great" friends. It got a bit tiring to hear everyone described that way. I enjoy a long book, but this one could have used some editing. I don't care to read about every delicious meal she enjoyed. That said, there were many interesting anecdotes and colorful descriptions of her travels to foreign countries. I admire the lady.
Fantastic life story while in the White House. I admire the Bush's greatly for their beliefs, morals, ideals, sincerity, compassion, understanding, friendship with persons from every country that they worked with, strength under hardship, love of family, and untiring devotion and love for our country. President 41 has held more political positions than any other president in history. They also started at the bottom financially coming out of college. Barbara supported her husband wholeheartedly throughout the years with their many moves and work, and political positions, with her deep love and devotion to him, to her family, to her friends, and to her projects. It is amazing how she has kept friendships with the many people who have been part of her life from school, from work, and White House help, etc. She is generous and thoughtful to everyone she knows. She is a great role model as is President Bush.
I love Barbara Bush as a person.....kind, thoughtful, loving to people of every status in life regardless of color or race. She loves people and having fun. Her family are so important to her. Most important of all, she is a woman who loves God and is part of the Body of Christ. She is respected highly and loves her husband dearly. I think she is a woman of honor and represents America well wherever she goes. Enjoyed this book immensely
This was a refreshing read with a woman who showed compassion and love for the people who entered her life. She was loyal, protective, combative, faithful, and caring to all who knew her. Her story reflects on several decades of life in America and she shows her humble and sincere gratitude for all that happened in her remarkable time in Washington. She introduces us to characters in Washington who are still walking the streets today. Love, faith, and trust are three remarkable words that envelop this book and describe this remarkable woman. It is a great way to remember her and the positive role she played in our country's history!!