Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush [NOOK Book]

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The most intimate portrait of George H.W. Bush ever published.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America’s most powerful political dynasty, never wrote a memoir. But bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Richard Ben Cramer took the full measure of President Bush in his thousand-page epic, What It ...
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Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush

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Overview

The most intimate portrait of George H.W. Bush ever published.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America’s most powerful political dynasty, never wrote a memoir. But bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Richard Ben Cramer took the full measure of President Bush in his thousand-page epic, What It Takes—one of the most influential and respected works of journalism and biography of the modern era.

Drawn from those pages and edited by Cramer shortly before he died, this book traces how seminal moments in President Bush’s life formed his character and foretold his legacy. The result is a loving portrait that remains as fresh, relevant, and insightful as the day it was first published.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Truly groundbreaking . . . Still fresh after more than 20 years.”

"A classic."

"Quite possibly the finest book on presidential politics ever written, combining meticulous reporting and compelling, at times soaringly lyrical, prose."

"What It Takes does for politicians what Tom Wolfe did for astronauts in The Right Stuff . . . an epic."

Time
"What It Takes does for politicians what Tom Wolfe did for astronauts in The Right Stuff . . . an epic."
Chicago Tribune
“Truly groundbreaking . . . Still fresh after more than 20 years.”
Time Magazine
"What It Takes does for politicians what Tom Wolfe did for astronauts in The Right Stuff . . . an epic."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Quite possibly the finest book on presidential politics ever written, combining meticulous reporting and compelling, at times soaringly lyrical, prose."
The New York Times - Margalit Fox
"A classic."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476745596
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 455,680
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Ben Cramer
Richard Ben Cramer (1950-2013) won the Pulitzer Prize for Middle East reporting in 1979. His journalism has appeared in TimeNewsweekThe New York Times MagazineEsquire, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of How Israel Lost: The Four Questions and the classic of modern American politics What It Takes: The Way to the White House.

Biography

Richard Ben Cramer is the author of the bestselling What It Takes: The Way to the White House, which was acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on American politics. His journalism has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and Newsweek. His dispatches from the Middle East for The Philadelphia Inquirer won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1979. With his wife and daughter, he lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Author biography courtsesy of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    1. Hometown:
      Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 20, 1950

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