Character Matters

And Other Life Lessons from George H. W. Bush


By Jean Becker

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Former Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush and New York Times bestselling author of The Man I Knew, Jean Becker shares touching and pivotal life lessons from a leader that left a mark on people's hearts and souls.  

As America heads into what promises to be a tumultuous 2024 presidential election year, Character Matters will be a good reminder of the importance of character when defining true leadership. Colleagues, friends, and family will share their often very personal stories of what they learned from watching and listening to President Bush, including former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Secretary of State James A. Baker; stand-up comedian Dana Carvey; "Queen of Country" star Reba McEntire; American columnist for The New York Times Maureen Dowd; American novelist Brad Meltzer; presidential biographer Jon Meacham; former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major; former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; the Oak Ridge Boys and best-selling author Christopher Buckley; and of course his grandchildren. Character Matters will illustrate how George Bush never stopped showing us the way to lead by example. 

  • “A collection of lessons from a widely admired politician… A timely portrait of dedication.”
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “The book casts a thousand points of light on its subject, we might say, and the light has a way of bouncing back on the reader.”
    The Wall Street Journal

On Sale
Apr 16, 2024
Page Count
368 pages

Jean Becker

About the Author

Jean Becker was President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff for nearly twenty-five years. She’s the editor of Pearls of Wisdom by Barbara Bush and the New York Times bestselling author of The Man I Knew.

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