Lecture Notes for HST 341 - The Modern American Presidency with Thompson at Syracuse (SU)

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Material Type:Note
Class:HST 341 - The Modern American Presidency
University:Syracuse University
Term: 2009
  • Recalibrate
  • Desert Storm
  • (to/for) Him/it
  • Grandfather
  • Off the Record
  • Presumptuous
  • Repudiation
  • Mischievous
  • Cover Story
  • Libertarian
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43+41=84 Routinely underestimated, he struggles to live up to his father. He panders to the right and has a Machiavellian political strategist. Is he George H. W. Bush or George W. Bush? Talking to their inner circles, the author cuts through the conventional wisdom to show that the similarities between 43 and 41 are deeper than the differences-and hold a key to understanding their presidencies. by Todd S. Purdum, Vanity Fair, September 2006 Not quite 60 years ago, the young father who would one day become the 41st president of the United States watched the toddler who would follow him as the 43rd suffer the racking 104-degree fever of tonsillitis and the pain of a penicillin shot. "His little face is bright red and he is so hot to the touch," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to his mother, Dorothy, about the boy he called his "poor little Googen." "He just lies in bed next to us and sort of dozes off. Tonight I was playing his records for him (the girl next door is wonderfully gener...

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