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Bush George H. W.



President George H.W. Bush Thanks Cramer for "Dad's Oral History".

 

White House Post Card with the gilt embossed Presidential seal, 6.25" x 4.5".  Penned in vibrant blue felt tip on both recto and verso. Dated "Sept 19th '89", and signed by President Bush as "George Bush". Fine condition.

 

A lovely thank you card written by President Bush to Richard Ben Cramer, who worked as a journalist at several well-known publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Esquire Magazine and Rolling Stone. He won the Pulitzer Price for International Reporting in 1979 for his coverage of the Middle East, and was a finalist for the same prize in 1981. Of particular interest was his work as a political reporter, which culminated in What It Takes: The Way To The White House, an account of the 1988 presidential election.

 

Bush's letter is transcribed in full below:

 

"Dear Richard,

Thanks so much for Dad's Oral History. I glanced at it this evening. For me a great thing to have -

How thoughtful of you -

George Bush"

 

President Bush's father, Prescott Bush, was (among other career notables), a Senator from Connecticut in 1962, and an American banker and politician. However he also had an intriguing past being member of the Skull and Bones Secret Society, with the lore of being among a group of Bonesmen, dug up and removed the skull of Geronimo from his grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1918. No doubt this would have been an intriguing colorful piece of family history!

George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States “a kinder and gentler nation.” In his Inaugural Address he pledged in “a moment rich with promise” to use American strength as “a force for good. Bush faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years, the Communist empire broke up, and the Berlin Wall fell. The Soviet Union ceased to exist; and reformist President Mikhail Gorbachev, whom Bush had supported, resigned. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U. S. policy toward the group of new nations.

Coming from a family with a tradition of public service, George Herbert Walker Bush felt the responsibility to make his contribution both in time of war and in peace. 

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Bush George H. W.



President George H.W. Bush Thanks Cramer for "Dad's Oral History".

 

White House Post Card with the gilt embossed Presidential seal, 6.25" x 4.5".  Penned in vibrant blue felt tip on both recto and verso. Dated "Sept 19th '89", and signed by President Bush as "George Bush". Fine condition.

 

A lovely thank you card written by President Bush to Richard Ben Cramer, who worked as a journalist at several well-known publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Esquire Magazine and Rolling Stone. He won the Pulitzer Price for International Reporting in 1979 for his coverage of the Middle East, and was a finalist for the same prize in 1981. Of particular interest was his work as a political reporter, which culminated in What It Takes: The Way To The White House, an account of the 1988 presidential election.

 

Bush's letter is transcribed in full below:

 

"Dear Richard,

Thanks so much for Dad's Oral History. I glanced at it this evening. For me a great thing to have -

How thoughtful of you -

George Bush"

 

President Bush's father, Prescott Bush, was (among other career notables), a Senator from Connecticut in 1962, and an American banker and politician. However he also had an intriguing past being member of the Skull and Bones Secret Society, with the lore of being among a group of Bonesmen, dug up and removed the skull of Geronimo from his grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1918. No doubt this would have been an intriguing colorful piece of family history!

George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States “a kinder and gentler nation.” In his Inaugural Address he pledged in “a moment rich with promise” to use American strength as “a force for good. Bush faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years, the Communist empire broke up, and the Berlin Wall fell. The Soviet Union ceased to exist; and reformist President Mikhail Gorbachev, whom Bush had supported, resigned. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U. S. policy toward the group of new nations.

Coming from a family with a tradition of public service, George Herbert Walker Bush felt the responsibility to make his contribution both in time of war and in peace. 

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