• My Father, My President

  • A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush
  • By: Doro Bush Koch
  • Narrated by: Marianne Fraulo
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Revised and updated with six new chapters and many new photographs following his death at age 94, this is the definitive account of George H. W. Bush's life and career written by his only daughter with his full cooperation. 

Much happened to George H. W. Bush and the country since the initial publication of My Father, My President: His nemesis, Saddam Hussein, has been captured and executed. And while his son George W. Bush has left the White House, his grandson George P. Bush serves as the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office.  

As author Doro Bush Koch did for the 2006 edition, she again has contacted hundreds of the late president's friends and associates, conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries; tapped the memories of family members, including her late mother, her four brothers, and of course, her late father himself; and collected new information from the former president's never-before released files. 

This memoir offers fascinating details about his tenure as head of the Republican National Committee during Watergate, ambassador to the U.N., America's liaison to China, and vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan. Doro shows how the 41st president felt when two of his sons entered politics. She also sheds new light on the unlikely friendship with the president's once-rival Bill Clinton and former President Barack Obama. Distinguished by its many first-person accounts, never-before-published photos, and a foreword by the late Barbara Bush, My Father, My President is at once the history of a great man, and the chronicle of a rapidly changing nation. 

©2006 Doro Bush Koch (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Much more detailed than the abridged version.

I read the abridged version and had wanted more information so I got this version instead. It is the most thorough biography by a family member so far. This must be a second edition because it covers his life to age 88. I loved it. It shows that our 41st president is no "wimp" and is a Godly man without being pious. The stories are all very entertaining and it demonstrates a family built on love.

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Very interesting

narrator was dry especially in the beginning. she either got a little better or I got used to it. over all a very worthwhile "read" or listen.

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Great story - a must listen

Loved it! A great president, a great dad and a great friend to so many. While I'm sure there are things left out, I'm sure it still is a good representation of the real George H W Bush. Highly recoupment end!

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