Bush, George. All The Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner, 1999. First edition signed by George H. W. Bush in the original dust jacket.
Presented is a first edition of George H. W. Bush’s All The Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings. George Bush signed the book on a pasted signature card included by the publisher to match the dust jacket. Published in 1999, this book features a collection of letters outlining major events in Bush’s life as well as his humor and personality. The book retains its original dust jacket and includes 37 black and white photos.
George H. W. Bush served as the United States’ 41st President. In office from 1989-1993, Bush had a long career in politics before the presidency. He served two terms in Congress, acted as the ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This collection of letters begins with correspondence from Bush to his parents during WWII while serving as a naval pilot. It continues through his post-war business career and into his political career. The letters provide a unique insight into Bush’s personal voice through his presidency and afterwards. The last heartfelt letter is addressed to his “kids” and discusses life and is “about a man who is very happily growing old.” the book has a wonderful balance of wit, wisdom, charisma, and loving words to pull on one’s heartstrings.
Overall very good condition. The signature is written in black ink on a pasted down signature card on the first free end paper. Signature is clearly legible. Very slight discoloration at the top edge of pages. Internally clean and bright. The dust jacket is intact and protected by a mylar sleeve. No other notable damage.
Dimensions: 9 ½” H x 6 ½” W x 1 ⅞” D
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