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Served as the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush presidency saw the falling of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Invasion of Panama, and the Gulf War.

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George HW Bush
"...read my lips. No new taxes."

"I do not like broccoli.
And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it.
And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."

George HW Bush WWIILike so many who have risen to the highest office in the land, George HW Bush had a fascinating, even heroic life. Like so many of what is called "the Greatest Generation", Bush rose beyond his circumstances to accomplish his many achievements. When your circumstances include being the son of Ohio banker and future Connecticut Senator Prescott Bush, rising beyond them is no easy feat.

George was a student leader at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. and was accepted to Yale before WWII. After Pearl Harbor, Bush instead chose to enlist in the Navy after graduating from Phillips in 1942. He was selected for pilot training, and just before his 19th birthday he became the youngest naval aviator to date.

Bush flew 58 combat missions in torpedo bombers, was shot down and rescued by the USS Finback, and receive the Navy Flying Cross. Because of his combat experience he was reassigned as an instructor of torpedo bombing in Norfolk. He was discharged soon after VJ Day.

Before leaving the service, Bush married Barbara Pierce. The marriage would produce six children (the oldest, George W Bush, would become the 43rd President of the United States). After leaving the service Bush decided to enter Yale on an accelerated program that would allow him to graduate in two and a half years. He was captain of the baseball team and, like his father, initiated into the Skull and Bones Society late in his Junior year (Prescott Bush was among the Bonesmen who allegedly dug up and stole Geronimo's skull.) The younger Bush graduated in 1948 with a degree in Economics.

George HW Bush YaleAfter graduating, Bush moved his growing family to West Texas and went into the oil business. He made his first million dollars by the time he turned 40 in 1964, but by now his became interested in politics. In 1966,  he was elected to represent Texas in the House, and President Nixon convinced him to run for the Senate in 1970. However he lost his senatorial run, and Nixon selected him as Ambassador to the United Nations.

Bush chaired the Republican National Committee through the difficult days of Watergate, and Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford selected him to be envoy to China. Bush's time in China seems to have benefited relations between the two powers, and in 1976, Ford recalled him to direct the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1980, Bush beat Ronald Reagan in the Iowa Caucus, although Reagan would go on to win the nomination. Bush was selected as his running mate and served as Vice President for both Reagan's terms.

When Reagan left office, Bush was his obvious successor. During the Republican convention, Bush gave his "Thousand Points of Light" speech, and made the promise that would later haunt his presidency: "Watch my lips, No New Taxes." Bush served in changing times; the Berlin Wall fell, and the Soviet Union collapsed early in his term, but the deficit remaining from the Reagan years haunted the economy. Eventually, Bush was forced to renege on his promise of No New Taxes.

Reagan BushIn 1989 Bush ordered "Operation Just Cause" which removed Manuel Noriega from power in Panama. "Just Cause" was the first major operation by the US military in 40 years that was not Cold War related.

In August of 1990, Iraq's Saddam Hussein ordered his forces to invade oil-rich Kuwait to the south. President Bush responded by forming a coalition, beginning with Saudi Arabia, which also feared Hussein's aggression. The Allied Coalition began a bombing campaign on January 17, 1991, which lasted four weeks. The ground invasion began on the morning of Feb 24, and Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait in less than 100 hours. At this point,  Bush ordered a the offensive to halt, for which he later received criticism. The halt allowed a large portion of Iraqi forces to return home, and the failure to remove Hussein from power allowed him to regroup and cause trouble for more than a decade.

George and BarbaraBush ran for reelection in 1993, still riding a wave of popularity from the Gulf victory. However, the Clinton campaign portrayed Bush as being "out of touch" with the common man as evidenced by the troubles in the economy. The Bush Campaign may have overcome this, but third party candidate Ross Perot took many of the votes the Republicans needed.

George HW Bush is currently the oldest surviving US President.

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        total playtime 30 hours, 19 min
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        Volume 1 - 34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
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        1. GHWB 711029 Dick Cavett Show.mp3
        2. GHWB 800423 Texas Primary Debate with Reagan.mp3
        3. GHWB 800717 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC.mp3
        4. GHWB 840823 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC.mp3
        5. GHWB 841011 Vice Presidential Debate.mp3
        6. GHWB 880818 Acceptance Speech.mp3
        7. GHWB 880925 First Presidential Debate.mp3
        8. GHWB 881011 Second Presidential Debate.mp3
        9. GHWB 881108 Victory Speech.mp3
        10. GHWB 890127 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        11. GHWB 890131 USS America Naval Shipyard Employees Norfolk VI.mp3
        12. GHWB 890206 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        13. GHWB 890209 Admin Goals Before Joint Session Congress.mp3
        14. GHWB 890407 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        15. GHWB 890418 Natl Conf Bldg Construction Trades Dept AFLCIO.mp3
        16. GHWB 890605 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        17. GHWB 890612 Proposed Legislation Amend Clean Air Act.mp3
        18. GHWB 890613 Students Teton Sci School Grand Teton Natl Park.mp3
        19. GHWB 890630 White House Crmny 25th Anniv Civil Rights Act.mp3
        20. GHWB 890706 Journalists From Economic Summit Countries.mp3
        21. GHWB 890717 Residents Leiden, Netherlands.mp3
        22. GHWB 890928 Univ Virginia Convocation In Charlottesville.mp3
        23. GHWB 891107 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        24. GHWB 891211 Remarks And QA Session With Newspaper Editors.mp3
        25. GHWB 900124 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        26. GHWB 900131 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union.mp3
        27. GHWB 900212 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        28. GHWB 900215 Following Drug Summit In Cartagena, Colombia.mp3
        29. GHWB 900308 National Transportation Policy Meeting.mp3
        30. GHWB 900313 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        31. GHWB 900419 Pres Francois Mitterrand France Key Largo FL.mp3
        32. GHWB 900620 News Conference Huntsville, Alabama.mp3
        33. GHWB 900622 United States Attorneys.mp3
        34. GHWB 900630 President Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Union.mp3
        Volume 2 - 38 shows - total playtime 14 hours 25 minutes
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        1. GHWB 20181205 State Funeral.mp3
        2. GHWB 900808 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        3. GHWB 900820 Annual Conf Veterans Foreign Wars Baltimore MD.mp3
        4. GHWB 901001 Address 45th Session UN General Assembly NY NY.mp3
        5. GHWB 901009 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        6. GHWB 901123 QA after Pres Mohmd Hosni Mubarak Cairo, Egypt.mp3
        7. GHWB 901130 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        8. GHWB 910112 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        9. GHWB 910116 Address Nation Military Action Persian Gulf.mp3
        10. GHWB 910118 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict.mp3
        11. GHWB 910123 Reserve Officers Association.mp3
        12. GHWB 910125 Nom Edward R. Madigan Secretary Agriculture QA.mp3
        13. GHWB 910215 American Association For Advancement Science.mp3
        14. GHWB 910301 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict.mp3
        15. GHWB 910306 Announcing the end of the Gulf War.mp3
        16. GHWB 910416 Assistance Iraqi Refugees News Conference.mp3
        17. GHWB 910701 Presidents News Conference In Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        18. GHWB 910717 New Conference In London, United Kingdom.mp3
        19. GHWB 910820 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union.mp3
        20. GHWB 910821 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union.mp3
        21. GHWB 910822 Exchange With Reporters in Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        22. GHWB 910829 Prime Minister Major UK from Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        23. GHWB 910923 Address 46 Session UN General Assembly NYC.mp3
        24. GHWB 910927 Reducing US Soviet Nuclear Weapons.mp3
        25. GHWB 911004 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        26. GHWB 911025 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        27. GHWB 911219 Presidents News Conf Foreign Correspondents.mp3
        28. GHWB 920128 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union.mp3
        29. GHWB 920501 Address to the Nation.mp3
        30. GHWB 920604 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        31. GHWB 920616 Pres Boris Yeltsin Strategic Arms Reductions.mp3
        32. GHWB 920618 QA Session Employees Evergreen Oil In Newark CA.mp3
        33. GHWB 920811 PM Yitzhak Rabin Israel In Kennebunkport.mp3
        34. GHWB 920820 Acceptance Speech.mp3
        35. GHWB 921103 Concession Speech.mp3
        36. GHWB 921130 Houston On Results Presidential Election.mp3
        37. GHWB 930105 US Military Academy In West Poin NY.mp3
        38. GHWB 930113 Presidential Medal Freedom Pres Ronald Reagan.mp3
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        Volume 1 - 34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
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        1. GHWB 711029 Dick Cavett Show.mp3
        2. GHWB 800423 Texas Primary Debate with Reagan.mp3
        3. GHWB 800717 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC.mp3
        4. GHWB 840823 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC.mp3
        5. GHWB 841011 Vice Presidential Debate.mp3
        6. GHWB 880818 Acceptance Speech.mp3
        7. GHWB 880925 First Presidential Debate.mp3
        8. GHWB 881011 Second Presidential Debate.mp3
        9. GHWB 881108 Victory Speech.mp3
        10. GHWB 890127 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        11. GHWB 890131 USS America Naval Shipyard Employees Norfolk VI.mp3
        12. GHWB 890206 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        13. GHWB 890209 Admin Goals Before Joint Session Congress.mp3
        14. GHWB 890407 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        15. GHWB 890418 Natl Conf Bldg Construction Trades Dept AFLCIO.mp3
        16. GHWB 890605 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        17. GHWB 890612 Proposed Legislation Amend Clean Air Act.mp3
        18. GHWB 890613 Students Teton Sci School Grand Teton Natl Park.mp3
        19. GHWB 890630 White House Crmny 25th Anniv Civil Rights Act.mp3
        20. GHWB 890706 Journalists From Economic Summit Countries.mp3
        21. GHWB 890717 Residents Leiden, Netherlands.mp3
        22. GHWB 890928 Univ Virginia Convocation In Charlottesville.mp3
        23. GHWB 891107 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        24. GHWB 891211 Remarks And QA Session With Newspaper Editors.mp3
        25. GHWB 900124 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        26. GHWB 900131 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union.mp3
        27. GHWB 900212 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        28. GHWB 900215 Following Drug Summit In Cartagena, Colombia.mp3
        29. GHWB 900308 National Transportation Policy Meeting.mp3
        30. GHWB 900313 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        31. GHWB 900419 Pres Francois Mitterrand France Key Largo FL.mp3
        32. GHWB 900620 News Conference Huntsville, Alabama.mp3
        33. GHWB 900622 United States Attorneys.mp3
        34. GHWB 900630 President Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Union.mp3
        Volume 2 - 38 shows - total playtime 14 hours 25 minutes
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        1. GHWB 20181205 State Funeral.mp3
        2. GHWB 900808 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        3. GHWB 900820 Annual Conf Veterans Foreign Wars Baltimore MD.mp3
        4. GHWB 901001 Address 45th Session UN General Assembly NY NY.mp3
        5. GHWB 901009 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        6. GHWB 901123 QA after Pres Mohmd Hosni Mubarak Cairo, Egypt.mp3
        7. GHWB 901130 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        8. GHWB 910112 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        9. GHWB 910116 Address Nation Military Action Persian Gulf.mp3
        10. GHWB 910118 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict.mp3
        11. GHWB 910123 Reserve Officers Association.mp3
        12. GHWB 910125 Nom Edward R. Madigan Secretary Agriculture QA.mp3
        13. GHWB 910215 American Association For Advancement Science.mp3
        14. GHWB 910301 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict.mp3
        15. GHWB 910306 Announcing the end of the Gulf War.mp3
        16. GHWB 910416 Assistance Iraqi Refugees News Conference.mp3
        17. GHWB 910701 Presidents News Conference In Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        18. GHWB 910717 New Conference In London, United Kingdom.mp3
        19. GHWB 910820 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union.mp3
        20. GHWB 910821 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union.mp3
        21. GHWB 910822 Exchange With Reporters in Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        22. GHWB 910829 Prime Minister Major UK from Kennebunkport ME.mp3
        23. GHWB 910923 Address 46 Session UN General Assembly NYC.mp3
        24. GHWB 910927 Reducing US Soviet Nuclear Weapons.mp3
        25. GHWB 911004 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        26. GHWB 911025 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        27. GHWB 911219 Presidents News Conf Foreign Correspondents.mp3
        28. GHWB 920128 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union.mp3
        29. GHWB 920501 Address to the Nation.mp3
        30. GHWB 920604 Presidents News Conference.mp3
        31. GHWB 920616 Pres Boris Yeltsin Strategic Arms Reductions.mp3
        32. GHWB 920618 QA Session Employees Evergreen Oil In Newark CA.mp3
        33. GHWB 920811 PM Yitzhak Rabin Israel In Kennebunkport.mp3
        34. GHWB 920820 Acceptance Speech.mp3
        35. GHWB 921103 Concession Speech.mp3
        36. GHWB 921130 Houston On Results Presidential Election.mp3
        37. GHWB 930105 US Military Academy In West Poin NY.mp3
        38. GHWB 930113 Presidential Medal Freedom Pres Ronald Reagan.mp3
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        72 recordings on 28 Audio CDs
        total playtime 24 hours, 16 min

        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A001

        1. GHWB 711029 Dick Cavett Show

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A002

        1. GHWB 800423 Texas Primary Debate with Reagan
        2. GHWB 800717 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A003

        1. GHWB 840823 Acceptance Speech as Vice President RNC

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A004

        1. GHWB 880818 Acceptance Speech

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A005

        1. GHWB 881108 Victory Speech
        2. GHWB 890127 Presidents News Conference
        3. GHWB 890131 USS America Naval Shipyard Employees Norfolk VI

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A006

        1. GHWB 890206 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A007

        1. GHWB 890209 Admin Goals Before Joint Session Congress

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A008

        1. GHWB 890407 Presidents News Conference
        2. GHWB 890418 Natl Conf Bldg Construction Trades Dept AFLCIO
        3. GHWB 890605 Presidents News Conference
        4. GHWB 890612 Proposed Legislation Amend Clean Air Act

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A009

        1. GHWB 890613 Students Teton Sci School Grand Teton Natl Park
        2. GHWB 890630 White House Crmny 25th Anniv Civil Rights Act
        3. GHWB 890706 Journalists From Economic Summit Countries

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A010

        1. GHWB 890717 Residents Leiden, Netherlands
        2. GHWB 890928 Univ Virginia Convocation In Charlottesville
        3. GHWB 891107 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A011

        1. GHWB 891211 Remarks And QA Session With Newspaper Editors
        2. GHWB 900124 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A012

        1. GHWB 900131 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A013

        1. GHWB 900212 Presidents News Conference
        2. GHWB 900215 Following Drug Summit In Cartagena, Colombia
        3. GHWB 900308 National Transportation Policy Meeting
        4. GHWB 900313 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A014

        1. GHWB 900419 Pres Francois Mitterrand France Key Largo FL
        2. GHWB 900620 News Conference Huntsville, Alabama
        3. GHWB 900622 United States Attorneys
        4. GHWB 900630 President Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Union
        5. GHWB 900808 Presidents News Conference
        6. GHWB 900820 Annual Conf Veterans Foreign Wars Baltimore MD
        7. GHWB 901001 Address 45th Session UN General Assembly NY NY
        8. GHWB 901009 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A015

        1. GHWB 901123 QA after Pres Mohmd Hosni Mubarak Cairo, Egypt
        2. GHWB 901130 Presidents News Conference
        3. GHWB 910112 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A016

        1. GHWB 910116 Address Nation Military Action Persian Gulf
        2. GHWB 910118 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict
        3. GHWB 910123 Reserve Officers Association
        4. GHWB 910125 Nom Edward R. Madigan Secretary Agriculture QA
        5. GHWB 910215 American Association For Advancement Science
        6. GHWB 910301 News Conf Persian Gulf Conflict

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A017

        1. GHWB 910306 Announcing the end of the Gulf War
        2. GHWB 910416 Assistance Iraqi Refugees News Conference
        3. GHWB 910701 Presidents News Conference In Kennebunkport ME

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A018

        1. GHWB 910717 New Conference In London, United Kingdom
        2. GHWB 910820 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A019

        1. GHWB 910821 Kennebunkport ME, On Attempted Coup-Soviet Union
        2. GHWB 910822 Exchange With Reporters in Kennebunkport ME

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A020

        1. GHWB 910829 Prime Minister Major UK from Kennebunkport ME
        2. GHWB 910923 Address 46 Session UN General Assembly NYC

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A021

        1. GHWB 910927 Reducing US Soviet Nuclear Weapons
        2. GHWB 911004 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A022

        1. GHWB 911025 Presidents News Conference

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A023

        1. GHWB 911219 Presidents News Conf Foreign Correspondents

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A024

        1. GHWB 920128 Address Joint Session Congress On State Union
        2. GHWB 920501 Address to the Nation

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A025

        1. GHWB 920604 Presidents News Conference
        2. GHWB 920616 Pres Boris Yeltsin Strategic Arms Reductions

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A026

        1. GHWB 920618 QA Session Employees Evergreen Oil In Newark CA
        2. GHWB 920811 PM Yitzhak Rabin Israel In Kennebunkport

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A027

        1. GHWB 920820 Acceptance Speech

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        George HW Bush Speeches Disc A028

        1. GHWB 921103 Concession Speech
        2. GHWB 921130 Houston On Results Presidential Election
        3. GHWB 930105 US Military Academy In West Poin NY
        4. GHWB 930113 Presidential Medal Freedom Pres Ronald Reagan

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