View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

Please note that online availability does not reflect stock in store!

Please contact us via email or phone for immediate stock information.

Call to Serve

Call to Serve
$45.00

In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of George H. W. Bush's birth, this visually stunning chronicle features never-before-published photos and memories celebrating the forty-first president's vision of leadership as service to country--curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham.

 

Lavishly illustrated, The Call to Serveis an intimate, illuminating portrait of the forty-first president, a man who was so much more than just his politics. In words and images--many found in a lifetime of scrapbooks kept by Barbara Pierce Bush--Jon Meacham brings George H. W. Bush vividly to life. From the values of integrity, empathy, and grace that Bush learned in childhood to his leadership at the highest levels in tumultuous times, the forty-first president embodied an ideal of service that warrants attention in our own divided time.

 

Bush pursued a life of service to America through his heroic combat experience in the Pacific during World War II, his political rise in Texas, his serving as U.S. ambassador to the UN, his time as envoy to China and as director of the CIA, his tenure as Ronald Reagan's vice president, and his election as the forty-first president of the United States. Set against the background of America during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this book commemorates the legacy of a man who was far from perfect--he could be cutthroat on the campaign trail--but whose ambition was not an end unto itself. Bush's drive to succeed was, rather, a means to put the values of balance, patriotism, and respect for others into action in the political arena. Toward the end of Bush's life, the forty-fourth president, Barack Obama, said that Bush put the country first "both before he was president, while he was president, and ever since."

 

Featuring more than 450 photographs, Meacham's introduction and commentary throughout, and narration drawn from his biography of George H. W. Bush, Destiny and Power, this is an essential tribute to a uniquely American life.

ISBN: 
9780593729458
Author: 
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
May 28, 2024
0
No votes yet

Paperback Fiction

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Book Two
By: Ferris, Emil
Looking for a Sign
By: Dumond, Susie
Not in Love
By: Hazelwood, Ali
That Night in the Library
By: Jurczyk, Eva
Housemaid Is Watching
By: McFadden, Freida
Maddalena and the Dark
By: Fine, Julia
Ink Blood Sister Scribe
By: Törzs, Emma
Lady Tans Circle of Women
By: See, Lisa
Somebodys Fool
By: Russo, Richard

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
Willie Waylon and the Boys
By: Fairbanks, Brian
Call to Serve
By: Meacham, Jon
Sing Like Fish
By: Kingdon, Amorina
White Poverty
By: Barber, William J
Fall of Roe
By: Lerer, Lisa
Just Add Water
By: Ledecky, Katie
When the Sea Came Alive
By: Graff, Garrett M
Chorus of the Union
By: McClelland, Edward Robert

Hardcover Fiction

Eruption
Author: Patterson, James
Material
Author: Bordas, Camille
Brat
Author: Smith, Gabriel
Service Model
Author: Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Horror Movie
Author: Tremblay, Paul
Mirrored Heavens
Author: Roanhorse, Rebecca
Tehrangeles
Author: Khakpour, Porochista
One of Our Kind
Author: Yoon, Nicola
Ask Me Again
Author: Sestanovich, Clare