The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

by John H. Sununu


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ISBN-13: 9780062384287
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

John H. Sununu served three terms as governor of New Hampshire and was cochairman of George H. W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign, as well as his chief of staff from 1989 to 1991. Prior to becoming governor, Sununu was associate dean of the College of Engineering at Tufts University and president of the JHS Engineering Company. After leaving the White House, he was the conservative host of CNN's Crossfire and won a Cable Ace Award. He lives with his wife, Nancy, in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Journey to the White House 1

2 Framing the Mission 27

3 Clearing the Way 71

4 The Disciplined Leader: Ending the Cold War 91

5 "Read My Lips": The Budget Agreement of 1990 159

6 Free-Market Policies for the Environment and Energy 205

7 Empowering Communities and Families 227

8 The Compassionate Conservative 249

9 Desert Storm 271

10 Panama, China, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 319

11 The Supreme Court 339

12 An Embattled 1992 357

Postscript: Completing the Mission 381

Acknowledgments 391

References 393

Index 395

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