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

Author Jon Meacham discusses his biography of George H.W. Bush.

Former President George H.W. Bush.

In 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's audio diaries and First Lady Barbara Bush's diary.

The book gained headlines when it was published in 2015 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.

In the above audio, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen speaks with Meacham in November of 2015, when the book was first published.