College Station, TX, April 05, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- George Herbert Walker Bush was more than the 41st president of the United States and senior spy man. A new biography for children examines his life and legacy in easy-to-understand terms. It’s been released by Dog Ear Publishing.
Bush, who was devoted both to duty and family, was ready to serve. He enlisted in the Navy in World War II at the age of 18 and earned his wings in less than a year just before turning 19, becoming the youngest pilot in the Navy and eventually being the lone survivor of his crew’s plane being shot down by the Japanese.
The former baseball player and Phi Beta Kappa athlete also coached an inner-city baseball team when he was a young businessman in Houston. But the act that may be most important – and would become a catch phrase – was the forming of the Points of Light Foundation with his wife, Barbara, to encourage others to volunteer.
“George H.W. Bush: A Point of Light” details Bush’s early days growing up in New England, surviving the Navy, starting an oil business in Texas (that eventually led to him and his partners becoming millionaires) and becoming interested in politics. Winning a seat in Congress and voting his conscience for the Fair Housing Act sponsored by President Johnson show his determination to stand up for what he believed and not just toe the party line.
A stint as UN ambassador for the United States and as Republican Party chairman preceded his service as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was Ronald Reagan asking him to be the vice presidential candidate that would lead to his eventual election as president himself.
Numerous photos from throughout Bush’s life provide valuable historic lessons in themselves. David Jones, CEO of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, calls the book a “warm and compelling introduction to the personal and professional lives of our forty-first president. Readers young and old will find themselves wanting to know more about this great American leader.”
Author Louann Temple has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in American civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. She has also written two other books for middle schoolers: “LBJ: The Can-Do President” and “Lady Bird Johnson: Deeds Not Words.”
Temple has mentored middle and high school students to prepare for college admission through Austin Partners in Education as well as focusing on arts and education in the community. She is a lifelong resident of Texas.
For additional information, please visit www.bushpointoflight.com
George H.W. Bush: A Point of Light
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5855-9 96 pages $18.95 US
Available at MuseumStore.com, Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
Dog Ear Publishing partners with authors to shape content that resonates with readers as diverse as the books we publish. Our mission is to leverage expertise, technology and relationships to form a meaningful and lasting bond between creators, content and culture as a whole. Dog Ear Publishing is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and can be contacted by phone at (317) 228-3656 or through our website, www.dogearpublishing.net.