My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush

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Written By: Doro Bush Koch

Narrated By: Doro Bush Koch

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2006

Duration: 5 hours 43 minutes


From heading the CIA amid high tensions with the Soviets to overseeing the end of the Cold War as president of the United States, former President George H. W. Bush played a major role in the second half of the 20th century. In this book, his only daughter, Doro Bush Koch, examines the many roles her father has played: statesman, political leader, businessman, family man, sportsman, comedian, and, of course, father.Using events from his life, Doro Bush Koch examines how her father confronted challenges, how he responded to crises, and how he kept his humor and personality through it all. She wants readers to know and love him as she the man who negates everything the phrase "a typical politician" implies.


  • Anonymous

    This was the best book I have read (or listened to) in a very long time. I am only 23 years old, so I had little recollection of H.W.'s presidency. After seeing him speak about a year ago, I became more intrigued. This book gives a personal look at H.W., his career, and his presidency. The book is written by his daughter, Dora Bush Koch and she is able to tell an intimate story about her famous father. She does an excellent job of beginning with his days at Yale all the way through his retirement. Good read if you are a fan of H.W. or just want to read about the private life of a former president.