Reflections: Life After the White House

Reflections: Life After the White House

by Barbara Bush


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Reflections: Life After the White House by Barbara Bush

"There is a myth in the United States — you've heard it many times. It says that all American mothers hope that their child will grow up to be President of the United States...." — Barbara Bush
Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the wife and mother of presidents. Barbara Bush's prominent place in American history is matched only by her extraordinary popularity: Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate her wit, her compassion, and her devotion to her family. Dignified, loyal, and unpretentious, the former First Lady defied skeptics to become one of the most admired first ladies in history — and she remains a beloved public figure today.
In this inspiring follow-up to her number-one bestselling memoir, Mrs. Bush covers the momentous eight years between President George H. W. Bush's leaving office and President George W. Bush's 2001 inauguration. Reflections comprises Mrs. Bush's diary entries, travelogues, family photographs, even secret recipes. She discusses her experiences in the White House, on the campaign trail, and in the public eye, as well as her own views about such controversial issues as her husband's resignation from the NRA, the caning of an American student in Singapore, and — in her candid epilogue — her family's reactions to September 11, 2001.
Throughout, the extraordinary amount of love and pride Mrs. Bush feels for her husband, five children, and fourteen grandchildren is always clear. Reflections will delight Barbara Bush's millions of admirers with her touching anecdotes and personal revelations from the past decade of a full and fascinating life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743223591
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Barbara Bush was born in Rye, New York, and married George H.W. Bush in 1945. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She has five children, including President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and fourteen grandchildren. She is the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She lives in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine.

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