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41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

By George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the forty third President of the U.S., has authored a private biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the forty first President.

Forty-three males have served as President of the USA. numerous books were written approximately them. yet by no means earlier than has a President advised the tale of his father, one other President, via his personal eyes and in his personal phrases.

A distinctive and intimate biography, the booklet covers the total scope of the elder President Bush's existence and profession, together with his provider within the Pacific in the course of international conflict II, his pioneering paintings within the Texas oil enterprise, and his political upward thrust as a Congressman, U.S. consultant to China and the United international locations, CIA Director, vice chairman, and President.

The ebook shines new gentle on either the comprehensive statesman and the nice and cozy, first rate guy recognized most sensible via his kinfolk. moreover, George W. Bush discusses his father's impact on him all through his personal existence, from his formative years in West Texas to his early crusade journeys together with his father, and from his determination to enter politics to his personal two-term Presidency.

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Along with others in SDS, I was reading the works of Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, who described how the United States had assumed France’s colonial role; how we had placed a handpicked dictator, Diem, in power and kept him there with massive bombing from the air and an enormous repressive puppet army. ” The American strategy was to dry up the ocean— that is, remove the peasants from the countryside. S. military used a host of brutal tactics, ranging from herding people into guarded concentration camps called “strategic hamlets” to destroying peasants’ crops with herbicides like Agent Orange to simply murdering them and destroying their villages with B-52 carpet bombing or artillery fire.

Wandering around Harlem most of the night, we watched people loot TVs and stereos from appliance stores, face down lines of beleaguered cops, set up improvised barricades of garbage cans to block the fire engines. ” seemed to be the message. Along the way, many concerned black people warned us that it wasn’t safe for whites on the street, yet we were never once threatened. Strangely, we saw an anarchic joy of release in some people’s faces, mixed with the rage. Others were standing around crying, while still others were “dancing in the streets,” as Martha & the Vandellas sang.

I was sitting near the front of the audience, dressed in a jacket and tie. Just as Vice President David Truman was about to deliver his eulogy, I walked up to the podium, trembling inside with fear, and stepped in front of him. I grabbed the microphone and forced myself to begin speaking in a quiet, steady voice, “Dr. Truman and President Kirk are committing a moral outrage against the memory of Dr. ” The PA system went dead. I continued anyway. ” I asked. “How can these people praise a man who fought for human dignity when they steal land from the people of Harlem?

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