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Author Sununu, John H., author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.928 SUN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394) and index.
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.
Summary George H. W. Bush is much too modest to brag about what he accomplished as the 41st President of the United States. As a result, the conventional wisdom about his presidency misses many of his greatest achievements. Now this insider account by former chief of staff John H. Sununu finally gives Bush 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 empire. 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. 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 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. --From publisher description.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-1993.
Bush, George, 1924-
Sununu, John H.
Added Title Indispensable presidency of George H.W. Bush
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