With high advance praise from historians David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss one need not say much more in recommending this masterful work by Jon Meacham.
Destiny and Power,The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush captures the man brilliantly and fairly and secures him a permanent place in American Presidential history. George Herbert Walker Bush may indeed be A last of his kind, and Meacham relates clearly and concisely the depth of that appellation. More than a biography, Meacham details a period in American and world history through the portal of the Bush Oval Office. The research is impeccable and the access provided Meacham by a very private president and his family is remarkable.
A must read, now even more meaningful with another Bush running for President.
I also recommend Meacham’s Franklin and Winston an Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship. Search gordonsgoodreads for details.