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Portraits of Courage - A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With forewords written and read by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the 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. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries-both visible and invisible-that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has ""little awareness"" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. 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. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military S

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With forewords written and read by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the 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. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries-both visible and invisible-that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has ""little awareness"" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. 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. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military S
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A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With forewords written and read by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the 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. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries-both visible and invisible-that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has ""little awareness"" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. 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. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military S

Language:

English

Length:

3h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:07