41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush takes a conversational tone while writing about his father. We hear some of the family stories and get a feel for our 41st President George H. W. Bush, one of our better Presidents, under-appreciated and treated poorly by the voters. There are a couple issues I had with the book. First is the book was too short to deal with the full life and career of 41. Second the author spends too much time discussing his own administration, which would have been okay if he was comparing and contrasting it to his father’s in a serious fashion, but he wasn’t. This isn’t the book to read if you’re interested in the learning about the job of President. Reading about 41 does give some good pointers about Leadership. The book was a labor of love for George W. Bush, and touching in places, but I got the feeling ‘W’ was working under a deadline, and cut corners to get the book ready for Christmas.