41: A Portrait of My Father

George W Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H W Bush, the 41st President Forty three men have served as President of the United States Countless books have been written about them But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his ownGeorge W Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H W Bush, the 41st President Forty three men have served as President of the United States Countless books have been written about them But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family In addition, George W Bush discusses his father s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two term Presidency.
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  • Title: 41: A Portrait of My Father
  • Author: George W. Bush
  • ISBN: 9780553447781
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “41: A Portrait of My Father”

    1. George W. Bush writes what he calls a “love story” about his father. The book is folksy and a fun read. The book is obviously not unbiased but the author tried to paint a true picture of his father and family from his own viewpoint. George W. discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life.George W writes of his father’s early success. He writes his father gave him “unconditional love.” He discusses his father’s well-known generosity, his talent for friendship and h [...]

    2. Didn't go into as much detail as I would have liked. George W. obviously respects his father a lot, and intended to write this as a tribute his father, but the reason I (and I'm sure many others) were excited to read this book is because it promised a glimpse into a president's life from the perspective of his son.He says things about GHWB like the fact that he never heard harsh words exchanged between him and his mother. And every story he tells about his dad is positive. I'm willing to believe [...]

    3. Great story written about a father by an adoring son. The fact they were both President of the United States makes it that much more enjoyable. I learned quite a few things about 41, and it is very evident 43 loves his father. Definitely a good read.

    4. My reaction when I discovered I won this book:I even picked up the dog and danced around with him for a while. This was the book I most wanted this Christmas. It was also the one book I could remain pretty confident no one would get me. Winning it from the giveaway? Anyway, I love this type of book. I love how much George W. Bush expresses his admiration for his Dad. I love the reference to the historical precedence (like the father-son John Adams/John Quincy Adams or pulling a Martin Van Buren [...]

    5. President George W. Bush writes a very personal portrait of President George H.W. Bush. Stories and background about the 41st President are included that only are available to a family member are just part of what makes this a worthwhile read.Ol' 43 makes certain that the reader will view this in the proper light in the author's introduction. It is meant to be a loving portrait of his father. In that line, he succeeds above expectations. That he tells stories about his family, including his daug [...]

    6. I do not remember 41's presidency being this eventful! No wonder he was so ill and exhausted at the end of his second campaign. And what a supportive family. 2017 Lenten nonfiction Buddy Reading Challenge book #32

    7. I would actually rate this a 4.5. I enjoyed the voice and personality which came out in the writing.My book club read 41: A Portrait of My Father. I have to say that I enjoyed it. I liked the conversational style of the writing, and I thought George W. Bush's writing style came through.I did enjoy learning some things about our 41st president. I didn't realize how much foreign experience he had before he became president. A couple of stories surprised me, one when Taiwan didn't get the vote for [...]

    8. This is an awesome read. Even though I did not always agree with either of the Bush's policies as Presidents, they are people that I admire. Both Bush families have good hearts and I think they both know Jesus as their Savior. I have a few quotes for you to consider. The first is George W. telling you what made him think to write this book:A few months after we left (George W. Bush), Laura and I invited Tim Lawson and his wife, Dorie McCullough Lawson, to our ranch in Crawford, Texas. I had comm [...]

    9. Love and affection leap from each page of this book. It's the story of a father's love for his family and a son's love for his father. Sure, it's getting read because George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the USA and George W. Bush was the 43rd President. But most of all, this is a story of how a family molds and supports its members.There are some interesting political things discussed. And I learned a lot more about 41's numerous jobs in service to our country even before he was President [...]

    10. It's a bit of a rip off of Obama's book, which was called 'Dreams From My Father', so that's a bit dodgy. On the other hand, Obama sort of ripped off Bush by becoming president so you know. It's kind of a chicken and egg type situation.

    11. This was a great story about a father and a son. Fan or no fan of this president or any other I thought the book was honest, sincere, and actually written by the author. It was a short and sweet look into the life of the 41st president.

    12. I loved this audio book and the personal insights about the 41st President of the United States as only can be told by his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president. He called it a love letter to his father and that love shines in these well-told stories. I highly recommend this biography.

    13. "Now I'm no longer pursuing happiness. I have found happiness. I no longer pursue it, for it is mine." ~George H. W. Bush (August 2001)

    14. I listened to the audio book, read by the author, and loved listening to George W. talk about the love and respect between father and son. With regard to political positions and perspectives, it was not unbiased and the son had strong opinions about the father’s policies and how the work should view his presidency. But the insight into the family and their love for each other was well worth the “read.” I loved all of the hand written notes HW had sent to his kids and grandkids over the yea [...]

    15. I didn't know much about George H.W. Bush as a man or a president, as his time in office ended when I was a baby. This book provides loving insight to the type of father, grandfather, and politician Bush Sr. was and continues to be. As it's written by his son, it's obviously not an objective portrayal, but that doesn't really affect how you read it. Overall, it was nice to read a book about a president that didn't feel like it carried some greater political agenda.

    16. I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I enjoyed the glimpses into the Bush family - the humor and warmth with how each member was described. The way George W. writes about H.W. is definitely not objective, so don't expect a historical account of the 41st presidency. This is a book written by a son admiring his father, who shouldered similarly extraordinary responsibilities.

    17. "41, A Portrait of My Father," is written by George W. Bush. He shares a conversation he'd had with author David McCullough's daughter. She said that one of her father's regrets in studying John Adams was that there was no biography of Adams written by his son, John Quincy Adams. "For history's sake, I think that you should write a book about your father," she said, to George W. -- half of history's two Presidential father/son pairs.So he did, and this is that book. Bush starts out telling us th [...]

    18. George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st president. This is the first time that a son who was a president told a story about his father who had also been a former president. First, I would recommend that folks read or listen to this book because you do learn a lot of personal details about the 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush who by all accounts served his country in a variety of capacities incl [...]

    19. George H.'s #41's life story. What energy and personality, but moreover what humor and values! Someday they'll make a great movie of his life using a masterly actor. In this book his son illuminates and defines his Father. The chapters about Prescott and Dorothy, George H's parents- they were 5 star. Courage and immense risk tolerance coupled with no excuses. Never brag, and never complain. Such basic common sense to self-identity and achievement is hard to find paired with ability and grace wit [...]

    20. I never thought I'd say that I miss George W. Bush On the other hand, I was an undergraduate when George H. W. Bush ran in 1980 and I thought he was the most qualified candidate in the history of the nation. Though he ended up VP, I was a fan and have remained a fan. This is a sentimental portrait of a great man written by his son.George W. Bush begins by comparing himself and his father to John Adams and John Quincy Adams. After a biographical sketch of his father's early life, GWB follows his [...]

    21. Enjoyed this book a lot. From the unique perspective of George W. Bush as only the second son of a President to also hold the highest elected office, '43' as he's known gives an intimate portrait of his father, George H.W. Bush. But the book isn't written necessarily about one President from another; it's written from a son about his father, two men that hold a dynamic in America unknown to any other such father-son duo. Poignant. Intimate. Sweet. Heartfelt. Inspiring. And I guess it's one of th [...]

    22. "He was a great president because he was a great man." President GWB obviously adored his father, and he makes a great case for him as a great man. Learning how he grew up, the values that he learned and followed were well-described and supported the portrait of 41. I have a greater appreciation for GHWB, and I think he is not as noteworthy as other presidents by virtue of his high character- he mother taught him not to brag, he learned compromise and used it well, and was a genuine, honest, pri [...]

    23. Regardless of your political beliefs (I admittedly don't share many with either President Bush), this book is guaranteed to leave you with heightened respect and admiration for President Bush (41) and a better understanding of the Bush family political dynasty. President Bush (43) does a good job of narrating his own work, making it easy enough to listen through.The author does take a noticeable detour at some point to explain/defend his rationale for the Iraq War. I didn't knock a star off for [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book and especially enjoyed the Audible version, read by the author, #43. Never has such a book like this been written, and the mix of personal family stories against the historical ones made for a truly interesting and sometimes fascinating read. Family love and devotion was never on display anymore than in this book, and for that, it was quite inspirational. Well done.

    25. Enjoyed this look at George H.W. Bush by his eldest son, George W. Bush. Only two people in American history have both served as president and have been the son of a president so this is a rare view of the presidency indeed.

    26. Loved this book- I really enjoyed reading about 41! It was a great story about love and family. I laughed and shed tears! Loved listening to 43 read it! 2 of my favorite Presidents!

    27. A work of love and respect written and performed by a son to his father. This book was informative and enlighteningd an excellent read. For anyone who wants to know more about Presidents, I would highly recommend.

    28. George W. Bush shows his love for his father in this little bio. it would be perfect if he hadn't added his experience as President too, but beyond that a great read. I have come away thinking George H. W. Bush is an oustanding person.

    29. W may not be a writer on par with his fellow Yalie David McCullough, he is a masterful storyteller with few peers. He tells the story with such congeniality, humor, and humility, that I think there must be no more pleasant public figure to be around. Be ready to laugh, cry, and marvel. As someone who really only remembers the 41st President from newspapers as one seemingly destined to be replaced by the far more exciting Bill Clinton, it was very interesting to learn how 41 got there. If you as [...]

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