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Title 41 : inside the presidency of George H.W. Bush / edited by Michael Nelson and Barbara A. Perry.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.

Subject Bush, George, 1924-2018 -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993 -- Congresses.
Alt Name Nelson, Michael, 1949-
Perry, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann), 1956-
Contains (work): Nelson, Michael, 1949- George Bush.
White Burkett Miller Center,
Uniform Title 41 (Nelson and Perry)
Add Title Forty-one
Description 1 online resource
Note "Published in association with the University of Virginia's Miller Center."
Papers originally presented at a conference held in fall 2011 at the University of Virginia, White Burkett Miller Center.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : history and George Bush / by Russell L. Riley -- George Bush : Texan, conservative / by Michael Nelson -- George Bush and American conservatism / by Hugh Heclo -- Organizing security : how the Bush presidency made decisions on war and peace / by Bartholomew Sparrow -- When George Bush believed the Cold War ended, and why that mattered / by Jeffrey A. Engel -- Character and consequence : the John Tower confirmation battle / by Robert A. Strong -- The offered hand and the veto fist : George Bush, Congress, and domestic policymaking / by Barbara Sinclair -- From oral history to oral argument : George Bush's Supreme Court appointments / by Barbara A. Perry and Henry J. Abraham -- Conclusion : navigating the crosswinds of modern politics and policy / by Sidney M. Milkis.
Note Print version record.
Summary Although it lasted only a single term, the presidency of George H.W. Bush was an unusually eventful one, encompassing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the invasion of Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and contentious confirmation hearings over Clarence Thomas and John Tower. Bush has said that to understand the history of his presidency, while "the documentary record is vital," interviews with members of his administration "add the human side that those papers can never capture."This book draws on interviews with senior White House and Cabinet officials conducted under the auspices of the Bush Oral History Project (a cooperative effort of the University of Virginia's Miller Center and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation) to provide a multidimensional portrait of the first President Bush and his administration. Typically, interviews explored officials' memories of their service with President Bush and their careers prior to joining the administration. Interviewees also offered political and leadership lessons they had gleaned as eyewitnesses to and shapers of history. The contributors to 41--all seasoned observers of American politics, foreign policy, and government institutions--examine how George H.W. Bush organized and staffed his administration, operated on the international stage, followed his own brand of Republican conservatism, handled legislative affairs, and made judicial appointments. A scrupulously objective analysis of oral history, primary documents, and previous studies, 41 deepens the historical record of the forty-first president and offers fresh insights into the rise of the "new world order" and its challenges. Contributors: Henry J. Abraham, University of Virginia; Jeffrey A. Engel, Southern Methodist University; Hugh Heclo, George Mason University; Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia; Michael Nelson, Rhodes College and University of Virginia; Barbara A. Perry, University of Virginia; Russell L. Riley, University of Virginia; Barbara Sinclair, University of California, Los Angeles; Bartholomew Sparrow, University of Texas at Austin; Robert A. Strong, Washington and Lee University; Philip Zelikow, University of Virginia.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780801470820 (electronic bk.)
080147082X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7591/9780801470820
OCLC # 872115469
Additional Format Print version: 41 (Nelson and Perry). 41 9780801452635 (DLC) 2013033237 (OCoLC)855977630

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