I am writing this on the Eurostar gambolling along at 200 mph under the English Channel heading back to Blighty just after an incredibly revelatory meeting in Brussels in which I was privileged to participate; I am so “full of it” that I am wasting no time in sharing it all with you, It has changed my thinking.
We are living through a dangerous period in world affairs. We are rightly shocked by the extreme violence of ISIL in the Middle East and the serious threat it poses in the region. Together with extreme acts of terrorism this is a real and present threat to everyone.
Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words in his book ''41, A Portrait of My Father''. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.