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Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George H.W. Bush

Jon Meacham explored how George H.W. Bush conducted himself throughout his life using extensive interviews with the former president, his family, friends, and colleagues.


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Destiny and Power Book Cover George HW BushIn the development of his biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham conducted extensive interviews over nine years with the 41st President, his family, friends, and colleagues and was granted access to Bush 41’s audio diaries and First Lady Barbara Bush’s diary.

The book gained headlines last fall for revelations from the elder Bush about his willingness to risk impeachment, if necessary, to engage in the first Gulf War, as well as some critiques of his son’s presidency.

Craig Cohen spoke with Meacham in November when the book was first published.