Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With forewords by former first lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bush presidential center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. 1 new york times bestseller • a vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush institute's military service initiative, portraits of courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.

Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is president bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed.

President bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation.

41: A Portrait of My Father

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, his pioneering work in the texas oil business, 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, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.

S. 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. W. Bush, has authored a personal biography of his father, the 43rd President of the United States, George H.

1 new york times bestseller • george W. Representative to china and the United Nations, Vice President, CIA Director, 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, the 41st President.

Decision Points

Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history – and the man at the center of events.

President George W. In gripping, hurricane katrina, in the hours after america’s most devastating attack since pearl harbor; at the head of the table in the situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, Iran, Afghanistan, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

Decision points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family. President bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks.

Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W.

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

They will also observe a devoted husband, father, and American. Bush’s presidency, 9/11, bush senior’s work with President Clinton to help the victims of natural disasters, and the meaning of friendship and family. All the best, george bush “will shed more light on the man’s personal character and public persona than any memoir or biography could” Publishers Weekly.

. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to his autobiography. Organized chronologically, his two terms in congress, and of course, his service as an envoy to China, his ambassadorship to the UN, readers will gain insights into Bush’s career highlights—the oil business, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency.

Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” The Washington Post. Who knew that beneath george bush’s buttoned-up propriety pulsed the warm heart of a prolific and occasionally poetic writer with a wacky sense of humor?” People Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life.

An unusual glimpse of the private thoughts of a public figure” Newsweek, this revised edition includes new letters and photographs that highlight the Bush family’s enduring legacy, including letters that cover George W. Ranging from a love letter to barbara and a letter to his mother about missing his daughter, this collection is remarkable for Bush’s candor, after her death from leukemia to a letter to his children written just before the beginning of Desert Storm, humor, Robin, and poignancy.

Former President George H. W.

Spoken from the Heart

She championed programs to get kids out of gangs and to stop urban violence. And she was a major force in rebuilding Gulf Coast schools and libraries post-Katrina. But just as her husband won the Texas governorship in a stunning upset victory, Harold Welch, her father, was dying in Midland. In 2001, after one of the closest elections in American history, Laura Bush moved into the White House.

Laura bush's compassion, her grace, her sense of humor, beautifully rendered, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story revelatory, and unlike any other first lady's memoir ever written. In this brave, and deeply personal memoir, beautiful, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story.

Born in the boom-and-bust oil town of Midland, Texas, Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. One of the first U. S. Three months later, "the old maid of Midland married Midland's most eligible bachelor. With rare intimacy and candor, laura bush writes about her early married life as she was thrust into one of America's most prominent political families, as well as her deep longing for children and her husband's decision to give up drinking.

Here she captures presidential life in the harrowing days and weeks after 9/11, when fighter-jet cover echoed through the walls and security scares sent the family to an underground shelter. At age thirty, she met George W.

We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America Non Series

We the people—these words embody the ethos of what it means to be an American citizen. In this heart-stirring collection of watercolor portraits of military veterans—one from each of the fifty states—artist Mary Whyte captures this ethos as well as the dedication, responsibility, and courage it takes to fulfill that promise.

Those who raise their hands to serve may join for different reasons, but all—along with their families—make the extraordinary commitment to place the needs of the country before their own. We can only be deeply grateful, inspired, and humbled by all of them. Whyte gives us the opportunity to meet and to see some of them—to really see them.

. From a mayor to an astronaut, from a teacher to a garbage collector, from a business entrepreneur to someone who is homeless, Whyte renders their unique and exceptional lives with great care and gentle brush strokes. We the people is not only a tour across and through these vast United States, it is a tour through the heart and soul, the duty and the commitment of the people who protect not only our Constitution and our country but our very lives.

Whyte's portrait of america includes individuals from many walks of life, and from a wide swath of ethnicities, some still active duty, and from every branch: women and men, old and young, befitting our glorious melting pot. As individuals we are a tapestry of colors and creeds; united we are a nation committed to preserving our hard-earned freedom.


My Life

It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:• The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new and first television set. The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box.

A unique book by a unique American. It shows us the progress of a remarkable american, to the white house—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, who, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, through his own enormous energies and efforts, attorney general, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, and governor.

We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, to their daughter, Chelsea, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, compelling Hillary Rodham, from her infancy, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior.

President clinton’s book is also the fullest, conflicts, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, most concretely detailed, setbacks, achievements.

It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed.

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

A groundbreaking look at the lives of George H. W. In this endearing, illuminating work, presidential historian Mark K. Bush lamented privately that he might be “the last Republican president. Donald trump’s election marked the end not only to the Bushes’ hold on the White House, but of a rejection of the Republican principles of civility and international engagement and leadership that the Bushes have long championed.

The last republicans offers revealing and often moving portraits of the forty-first and forty-third presidents, as well as an elegy for the Republican “establishment, ” which once stood for putting the interests of the nation over those of any single man. Updegrove tracks the two bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies and the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, derailing the Bush presidential dynasty.

Drawing extensively on exclusive access and interviews with both bush presidents, and America’s role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other’s presidencies; their views on family, public service, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads.

In 2016 george W. Bush, the most consequential father-son pair in American history, often in their own words. Bush and George W.

Hard Choices

Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become. In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate.

She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. Hillary rodham clinton’s inside account of the crises, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, choices, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

All of us face hard choices in our lives, ” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary clinton and president Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis.

An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

. Along the way, especially the decision to send americans into harm’s way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. 1 new york times bestsellerthe former first daughters share intimate stories and reflections from the Texas countryside to the storied halls of the White House and beyond.

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In sisters first, their loves and losses, as they share stories about their family, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, their unexpected adventures, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Those americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them. ”. In july 2004, barack obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum.

He also writes, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, about settling in as a senator, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems.

One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope. The audacity of hope is barack obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.

He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores.

Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, he says, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.