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George H. W. Bush - The American Presidents Series: The 41st President, 1989-1993

Timothy Naftali

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George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for his eloquence, Bush readily dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, there was no person of his generation better prepared for the challenges facing the United States as the Cold War ended. Bush wisely shepherded Soviet reformers through the liberalization of their system and skillfully orchestrated the reunification of Germany. And following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, he united the global community to defeat Saddam Hussein. At home, Bush reasserted the principle of fiscal discipline after the excesses of the Reagan years. It was ultimately his political awkwardness that cost George Bush a second term. His toughest decisions widened fractures in the Republican Party, and with his party divided, Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. In a final irony, the conservatives who scorned him would return to power eight years later, under his son and namesake, with the result that the elder George Bush would see his reputation soar.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Frederic

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:54