John Robert Greene - George H.W. Bush

Hail to the Chiefs
Biographer John Robert Greene examines the domestic issues, personality factors, and the vagaries of the 1992 campaign that confined George H.W. Bush to a single term.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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6:30 pm
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How could a president have won a war and lost a re-election? For George H.W. Bush, being Commander-in-Chief during Desert Storm was not enough.

John Robert Greene, author of The Presidency of George Bush, sets Bush’s presidency in the context of the Reagan years and reviews his foreign policy successes, such as the war with Iraq and an improved relationship with Russia, and nagging domestic issues such as economic recession, “Read My Lips,” and the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court appointment.

Watch the YouTube event trailer.
[video:http://youtu.be/jAonY7xEvX8]

Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute; co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up to Date.