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George Bush

From Wimp to President
  • Paul H. Elovitz
  • Glen Jeansonne

Abstract

Who is the real George Herbert Walker Bush? How did he overcome the psychological and political barriers that had prevented five vice presidents since 1837 from stepping directly into the presidency? How did he overcome the “wimp factor” and win the 1988 election?

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Vice President Bantam Book Offshore Drilling Covert Activity Competitive Spirit 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul H. Elovitz
  • Glen Jeansonne
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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