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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors (Hardback)

By Bush, George W.
Foreword by Bush, Laura
Foreword by Pace, General Peter

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A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of Presi...dent Bush s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11 and whom he has come to know personally. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries both visible and invisible that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has little awareness of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians.It is President Bush s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. The author's profits from this book will be donated to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative is focused on helping post-9/11 veterans and their families make a successful transition to civilian life and on addressing issues of veteran wellness including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
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ISBN 9780804189767
Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780804189767
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Crown Publishing Group, Division of Random House I
Released 15 Mar 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bush, George W.
Foreword by Bush, Laura
Foreword by Pace, General Peter
Category Painting: Oils
Portraits In Art
Biography & Autobiography
Military Life & Institutions
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 213mm
Height: 261mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 759.13
Weight 1,002g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Soldiers - United States, Veterans - United States, Biographies, Bush, George W - Themes, motives
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade