George H. W. Bush (Profiles of the Presidents)

George H. W. Bush (Profiles of the Presidents)

by Marc Davis
     
 

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the forty-first President of the United States, George Bush.

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A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the forty-first President of the United States, George Bush.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Two factual but antiseptic biographies. Both open with a chapter about the man's adult accomplishments, followed by a chronological telling of his life. While the facts are given and an attempt is made to supply background information on presidential problems and world events, there are few anecdotes and little detail offered to humanize these figures. This is especially true of Bush. Nowhere do readers see his wit, his generosity, or his love of family. Grant fares much better and is seen as a more sympathetic character. Students learn of his love for his wife through his letters and of his warmth as a father, but his drinking problem is barely mentioned and there is no sense of his feelings about the heavy losses in battle. The illustrations make up for any omissions in the texts. Many photographs of family and home along with drawings, maps, and political cartoons all serve to bring the stories to life. There are many books available on both of these individuals, making these titles serviceable where needed.-Marlene Gawron, formerly at Orange County Library, Orlando, FL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756502850
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Animal Homes Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Marc Davis is a former newspaper reporter, the author of two novels, and a freelance journalist specializing in business, medical, historical, and cultural subjects. His writing and reporting have appeared in national publications and on the Internet. He attended the University of Illinios, Chicago, and New York University. Davis lives in a Chicago suburb.

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