Though reticent in public, George Bush has openly shared his private thoughts in his correspondence throughout his life. Fortunately since the former president does not plan on writing his autobiography, this collection of letters, diary entries and memos, with his accompanying commentary will fill the void. Organised chronologically, the volume begins with the eighteen year-old George's letters to his parents during World War II, where he was one of the youngest commisioned Navy pilot's. Reader's will gain an insight into the highlights in Bush's career and of course his vice-presidency and presidency. They will also observe a devoted husband and father, with letters ranging from the serious to the nutty, this collection provides a surprisingly intimate and insightful portrayal of the forty-first president of the United States.