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China Diary of George H. W. Bush The Making of a Global President

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ISBN-10: 069113006X

ISBN-13: 9780691130064

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeffrey A. Engel, George H. W. Bush

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Available in print for the first time, this day-by-day diary of George H. W. Bush's life in China opens a fascinating window into one of the most formative periods of his career. As head of the United States Liaison Office in Beijing from 1974 to 1975, Bush witnessed high-level policy deliberations and daily social interactions between the two Cold War superpowers.The China Diary of George H. W. Bushoffers an intimate look at this fundamental period of international history, marks a monumental contribution to our understanding of U.S.-China relations, and sheds light on the ideals of a global president in the making. In compelling words, Bush reveals a thoughtful and pragmatic realism that…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.25" long x 1.48" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Jeffrey A. Engel is Associate Professor of History and Director of Presidential History Projects at Southern Methodist University.

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover. At the age of 18, Bush enlisted in the Navy and became the youngest pilot in the Navy when he got his wings. He flew 58 combat missions during World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action when he was shot down during a mission. After the war, Bush attended Yale, and after graduating, began a career in the oil industry. Much like his father before him, Bush became interested in public service and served two terms as the Texas Representative to Congress. He had two unsuccessful runs for a Senate seat before receiving some high profile…    

Introduction: Bush's China Diary-What You Are About to Read
Cast of Primary Characters
"Everybody in the United States Wants to Go to China": October 21 to November 1, 1974
"Public Posture versus Private Understanding": November 2 to November 21, 1974
"We Must Not Capitulate on Matters This Fundamental": November 22, 1974, to January 15, 1975
"Much of the World Depends on the United States": February 6 to March 9, 1975
"When It Is a Matter of Principle It Really Means Do It Their Way": March 10 to April 15, 1975
"We Do Have Principles and It Is Time We Stood Up for Them": April 16 to June 2, 1975
"There Is No Credit in This Work": June 3 to July 4, 1975
"I Have Studied Chinese": July 5 to August 22, 1975
Bush in China: The Making of a Global President
An Essay on Sources