A Charge to Keep: My Journey to the White House

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Harper Collins, Jan 23, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation. The president of the United States is the president of every single American, every race and every background. Whether you voted for me or not, I will do my best to serve your interests, and I will work to earn your respect.

I will be guided by President Jefferson's sense of purpose: to stand for principle, to be reasonable in manner, and, above all, to do great good for the cause of freedom and harmony.

The presidency is more than an honor, it is more than an office. It is a charge to keep, and I will give it my all.

--George W. Bush, December 13, 2000, Texas House of Representatives

In A Charge to Keep, George W, Bush offers readers a warm, insightful, and honest look at the personal and political experiences that have shaped his values and led to his decision to run for president. The George W. Bush who leaps off these pages has his mother's wit and down-to-earth personality, his father's energy and competitive drive, and his own unique style and philosophy.

Written with his long term communications director, Karen Hughes, A Charge to Keep is a revealing look into the background, philosophy, family, and heart of our new president.

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Cranked out by a ghostwriter to help in Bush's 2000 election campaign, this book is a study in politics. Bush appears to float detached through his own story, barely touching the ground to suffer or ... Read full review

A Charge to Keep: My Journey to the White House

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Despite the subtitle, this book, first published in 1999, does not include any report of the President's 2000 campaign nor the postelection drama of the Florida vote count. Typical of the books that ... Read full review

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George W. Bush is the two-time governor of Texas, Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces and President of the United States of America.

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