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eBook Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady download ISBN: 0385516215
Author: Ronald Kessler
Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (April 4, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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Category: Biography
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The resulting portrait is unsurprisingly flattering; "as first lady," Kessler writes, Laura "is in a class by. .I very much enjoyed this book because I happen to think Laura Bush is one of the hardest working and classiest First Ladies of the Century.

The resulting portrait is unsurprisingly flattering; "as first lady," Kessler writes, Laura "is in a class by herself. While the liberal press never gave her much coverage, she was working diligently for education and reading using her background as a teacher and library science major.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399). The first biography of Laura Bush to be written with White House cooperation offers a look at the private world of this famously reserved woman, as well as the beliefs and attitudes that shape it. Based on interviews with her closest friends and confidantes from childhood to the present, as well as family members and administration heavyweights, Kessler paints a portrait of a woman who, even as she ascended to the heights of political fortune and power, never lost touch with the bedrock American values she absorbed in her youth.

Ronald Kessler has given us a book that is quite pleasant on several levels. First, it is nice to get to know more about the First Lady. While all of the wives of the Presidents are admired by Americans, Laura Bush is particularly admired and loved. She projects a warmth and intelligence that draws admiration and affection. Kessler gives us just enough about her origins to let us know that the calm and strength we see has been there from her beginnings and what her early life was like.

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Ronald Kessler talked about his biography,, published by Doubleday. During this event, Mr. Kessler gave an overview of Laura Bush’s life and said that former portrayals of her as a reckless driver in her youth and a marijuana dealer in college are either wildly exaggerated or completely wrong. He also talked about how Mrs. Bush dealt with George W. Bush’s drinking.

He's the first author to secure her cooperation for a book project, and he speaks not only with her but with several of her close friends. The resulting portrait is unsurprisingly flattering; "as first lady," Kessler writes, Laura "is in a class by herself.

An authorized portrait of America's First Lady offers a rare glimpse inside the private world of Laura Bush, the beliefs and attitudes that shape her life, and her influence on the president and his administration. Format Hardback 401 pages.

Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady. Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York. A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush. The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror. The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI. The Season: The Secret Life of Palm Beach and America’s Richest Society. CROWN and the Crown colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.

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When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be. Would she be like Mamie Eisenhower? Would she follow in Barbara Bush’s footsteps? Would she be another Hillary Clinton?“I think I’ll just be Laura Bush,” she would say.On Saturday, April 30, 2005, the world got a glimpse of what that meant when she pushed aside the leader of the free world and stole the show at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Wearing a shimmering lime green Oscar de la Renta gown, Laura wisecracked that she was a “desperate housewife” married to a president who was always asleep at nine.Replayed constantly on the air, the stand-up routine with its impeccable comedic timing turned the first lady into a glittering star. But while the performance catapulted her to new status, it did not answer the question of who this former teacher and librarian really is and just what role she plays in influencing her husband and shaping his administration. The Bushes are more effective than the FBI or CIA at keeping secret what goes on behind the scenes at the White House, the ranch, or Camp David.Now, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler draws back that curtain in the first biography of Laura Bush to be written with White House cooperation. Based on interviews with her closest friends and confidantes from childhood to the present, as well as family members and administration heavyweights like Condoleezza Rice and Andrew Card, Kessler paints a portrait of a woman who, even as she ascended to the heights of political fortune and power, never lost touch with the bedrock American values she absorbed in her youth.In this unprecedented account, Kessler reveals:• How Laura’s opinions have brought budget changes to a range of federal agencies and have affected her husband’s policies, appointments, and worldview.• Why Laura told her press secretary in May 2001 she did not want to do any more media interviews.• What President Bush said to Laura at the dinner table after giving the “go” for the invasion of Iraq, and what his father, former President George H. W. Bush, wrote him the next day about the war.• What Laura’s own political opinions are and what her relationship with twin daughters Jenna and Barbara is really like.• What Laura says in private about Hillary Clinton, media attacks on her husband, and his victory in the 2004 election.• And why Laura, at the age of seventeen, missed a stop sign and caused a fatal accident that tragically left one of her best friends dead.Laura Bush a remarkable look at the private world of this famously reserved woman, as well as the beliefs and attitudes that shape it. The book will surprise readers whose knowledge of the first lady comes from cautious media interviews and speeches.Laura Bush’s approval rating stands at 85 percent. Since opinion polls first began asking about them, no first lady has received a higher rating. This moving biography is the first to penetrate the secret world of the president’s stealth counselor who is one of our most admired public figures.
Comments: (7)
Sarin
this was a book club choice.. The writing style is more like a journal that a person shadowing Laura kept notes on Laura's activities..
Brannylv
I enjoy knowing that their marriage is s partnership . Love Ms Bush's intelligence and her ability to work for wHat she believes in , also both of the their humble but strong nature
Phobism
Really enjoyed the book. In fact, I couldn't put it down until finished. Always knew that she was a very down to earth person and could rise to any occassion with dignity and compassion.
Steel_Blade
This was a well written, terrific book. You will learn alot about "aura Bush from childhood til time in the white house. It showcases her graciousness & dignity.
CrazyDemon
This book was boring; not enough interesting anecdotes and facts about the first lady. The interviews with friends only revealed the most mundane, inconsequential details of her life. There were several instances of just poor writing, in my opinion. I do not recommend this book.
Qag
good
Memuro
Love it.
I didn't know much about Laura Bush so I thought this book on CD would be perfect. However, the author seemed to struggle to identify which facts were important and worth sharing, and which events were just moments in her life. I did like learning more about her, but the book did not flow. I also did not care for the woman who read the book. I listen to lots of books on CD and for some reason I could not get used to the way this woman read aloud.