The Man I Knew by Jean Becker audiobook

The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush's Post-Presidency

By Jean Becker
Read by Kathleen McInerney  and George Dvorsky

Twelve, 12/Twelve 9781538735305

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549138669

  • ISBN: 9781549138645

Runtime: 11.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A heartfelt portrait of President George H. W. Bush and his post-presidential life by a confidante who knew him well

As chief of staff, Jean Becker had a ringside seat to the never-boring story of George Herbert Walker Bush’s life post-presidency, including being at his side when he died and subsequently facing the challenge—and great honor—of being in charge of his state funeral. Full of heart and wisdom, The Man I Knew is a vibrant behind-the-scenes look into the ups and downs of heading up the office of a former president by one of the people who knew him best.

This book tells the story of how, after his devastating loss to Bill Clinton in 1992, President George H. W. Bush rebuilt his life, found a way to make a difference, and how, by the time he died in November 2018, was revered by his country and the world. Bush’s post-presidency journey was filled with determination, courage, love, hope, humor, fun, and big ideas. He became best friends with the man who defeated him, developed the odd habit of jumping out of airplanes, and learned how to adjust to life in a wheelchair, after having lived most of his life as a high-energy athlete. He joyously saw two sons become governors of their states, one of whom would go one to become president of the United States.

What happens when you go almost overnight from being the most important and powerful person in the world to a private citizen? The Man I Knew tells just such a story, of one man’s humble journey from president to man of the people.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An important—no, necessary—addition to the shelf of books about the most beautifully-souled man who ever led this country.” Christopher Buckley, New York Times bestselling author
“Other than Barbara Bush, Jean Becker probably knew George H. W. Bush better than anyone…The Man I Knew is an important—no, necessary—addition to the shelf of books about the most beautifully-souled man who ever led this country.” Christopher Buckley, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Jean Becker

Author Bio: Jean Becker

Jean Becker was President George H. W. Bush’s chief of staff for nearly twenty-five years, from March 1994 until his death on November 30, 2018.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English