The Resource The quiet man : the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush, John H. Sununu

The quiet man : the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush, John H. Sununu

Label
The quiet man : the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush
Title
The quiet man
Title remainder
the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush
Statement of responsibility
John H. Sununu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George H. W. Bush is much too modest to brag about what he accomplished as the forty-first president of the United States. As a result, the conventional wisdom about his presidency misses many of his greatest achievements. Now this unique insider account by former chief of staff John H. Sununu finally gives this indispensable president full credit for the positive impact he had on the United States and the world. Though Bush is rightfully remembered for orchestrating one of the largest and most effective military campaigns in history?the first Gulf War?Sununu argues that this success overshadowed many of his other significant accomplishments. Most important, of course, was Bush's calm and capable leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Through skillful command and his own special brand of diplomatic tact, Bush helped shape a world in which the United States emerged as the lone superpower. These foreign policy achievements alone should earn Bush 41 a place in the front ranks of U.S. presidents, but his domestic accomplishments were equally impressive. During his single term in office, Bush passed more domestic legislation than almost any other president, which included strengthening civil rights, breaking a twelve-year logjam to enact environmental protections, passing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and negotiating the 1990 budget agreement that generated federal surpluses and a decade of economic growth. The Bush presidency also had an outsize impact on the subsequent American political landscape. Bush alumni such as Dick Cheney, Robert Gates, Colin Powell, and Roger Ailes have continued to reshape global policy, diplomacy, and media, and Clarence Thomas?the most ardent and principled originalist in American history?still plays an influential role on the Supreme Court. As chief of staff, Sununu was an active participant in and front-row observer to the most significant events of the Bush presidency. Respectful yet scrupulously honest, he reveals policy conflicts and clashes, as well as inside alliances among the diverse personalities in and out of the White House, giving credit?and candid criticism?where it's deserved. The Quiet Man goes behind the scenes of this unsung but highly consequential presidency, which set the stage for the twenty-first century, and illuminates the man at its center as never before
Summary
The 41st president of the United States' former Chief of Staff offers a reassessment of the man and what he sees as his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency
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10426979
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Sununu, John H
Dewey number
973.928
Index
index present
LC call number
E881
LC item number
.S87 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Bush, George
  • Sununu, John H
Target audience
adult
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the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush
Label
The quiet man : the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush, John H. Sununu
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1954813
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Journey to the White House -- Framing the mission -- Clearing the way -- The disciplined leader-ending the Cold War -- 'Read my lips'-the budget agreement of 1990 -- Free market policies for the environment and energy -- Empowering communities and families -- The compassionate conservative -- Desert Storm -- Panama, China, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -- The Supreme Court -- An embattled 1992
Control code
ocn907678600
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062384317
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00583781
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14ED47C4-EE3C-460B-AFE9-B556448E7433
System control number
(OCoLC)907678600
Label
The quiet man : the indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush, John H. Sununu
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1954813
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Journey to the White House -- Framing the mission -- Clearing the way -- The disciplined leader-ending the Cold War -- 'Read my lips'-the budget agreement of 1990 -- Free market policies for the environment and energy -- Empowering communities and families -- The compassionate conservative -- Desert Storm -- Panama, China, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -- The Supreme Court -- An embattled 1992
Control code
ocn907678600
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062384317
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00583781
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14ED47C4-EE3C-460B-AFE9-B556448E7433
System control number
(OCoLC)907678600

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