Search Results: "Jeb Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

JEB by S.V. Date
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"After reading this, voters may find no compelling reason to support Jeb, either."
Bush 2008? Anyone who worries at the prospect will want to have a look at this partial—and revealing—portrait. Read full book review >

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BUSH by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a 'decider' but 'did not wrestle with the details of policy.'"
Biography of George W. Bush (b. 1946), concentrating on the eight years of his presidency. Read full book review >

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IMMIGRATION WARS by Jeb Bush
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Cynical, tardy and unnecessary."
The 2012 election is still fresh in memory, but with this effort to make a multicultural, immigrant-flush America safe for Republicans, it's clear that another Bush is declaring for the presidency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A humorous, if horrifying, history of Republican politics in the last 75 years."
Insurance entrepreneur Andendall (Stupidparty Math v. Myth, 2014) shows a knack for political satire in this exposé of former Florida governor and current presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his antecedents.Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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IN THE BUSH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Off drive the narrators the next morning, sharing their favorite parts and inviting readers to add others—which will be hard to pick. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to the equally rollicking At the Beach (May 2006), Harvey takes a family of vacationers into the far-from-deserted outback. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BUSH by Herbert S. Parmet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Unlike Parmet's two-volume JFK biography, this suffers from lack of greater access to still-secret materials and to aides with enough distance from the political wars to speak with unbuttoned candor about their boss. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Bred in New England reticence and transplanted to rambunctious Texas, acclaimed as a war hero and scorned as a political wimp, George Bush remains the walking contradiction who puzzled Americans, in this dispassionate biography by Parmet (History/City Univ. of New York; JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1983, etc.). Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"One must search carefully in this large brown carpet to find the silver and golden threads—but they are there."
The former president presents his autobiography in the form of annotated letters, journal entries, a few speeches, and assorted documents. Read full book review >

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GEORGE H.W. BUSH by Curt Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An odd but endearing look at a president the nation is finally beginning to understand and appreciate."
A former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush pens a heartfelt appreciation of the president. Read full book review >

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The Last Bush Pilots by Eric Auxier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"Romantic entanglements and a covert mission help this aviation tale take off."
A flier's new gig as an Alaskan bush pilot is impeded by hazardous weather, an arrogant inspector, and a hasty plan to rescue bear cubs in Auxier's (Code Name: Dodger, 2012, etc.) adventure. Read full book review >