Remembering President George H. W. Bush

Former President George H. W. Bush died last Friday at his home in Houston, TX, at the age of 94. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died this past April.

Before his term as the 41st President of the United States, Bush served as a UN ambassador under President Richard Nixon, Director of the CIA under President Gerald Ford, and was Vice President to President Ronald Reagan. As President, he is remembered for his dedication to traditional American values and his dedication to making the U.S. “a kinder and gentler nation.”

Bush is remembered by those who worked with him as a compassionate and capable public servant. George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core is an insider’s look at the former President, written by Curt Smith, a key member of Bush’s White House speechwriting team. Kirkus called it an “endearing look at a president the nation is finally beginning to understand and appreciate.”

George H. W. Bush was a fan of the “most American” sport, according to Smith’s book The Presidents and the Pastimewhich chronicles the relationship between the U.S. presidency and baseball. Look to chapter 13 for details about President Bush’s views on the sport—in his words, “baseball has everything.”


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