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George W. Bush : the family business
Cohen, Daniel, 1936-
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 1402.


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F391.4.B87 C64 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
F391.4.B87 C64 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Through the dauntless pursuit of a dream or the unwavering belief in an idea, each of the individuals featured in these fascinating biographies has changed the world.

Author Notes

Daniel Cohen was born Daniel Edward Reba in Chicago, Illinois on March 12, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. He worked at Time magazine and Science Digest before he began writing books. His books for children and teenagers dealt with ghosts, U.F.O.s, the occult, ESP, vampires, werewolves, conspiracies, cloning, weather, and the human genome. He also wrote biographies of the astronomer Carl Sagan and Jesse Ventura.

His only child, Theodora Cohen, was killed in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. He and his wife Susan Cohen exhaustively sought justice for their daughter and the 269 other victims of the bombing. They wrote several books together including When Someone You Know Is Gay and Pan Am 103: The Bombing, the Betrayals, and a Bereaved Family's Search for Justice. He died from sepsis on May 6, 2018 at the age of 82.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. This biography of 2000 presidential candidate George W. Bush came out too early for any mention of rival John McCain and the primary fight, but it does provide the basic facts of Bush's life. The text is straightforward, but Bush does not come off particularly well. For instance, after Bush's oil business failed, Harken Oil & Gas "stepped in with a sweet deal," and Bush went to work for Harken, whose owner said it was worth the considerable salary to get "the son of the vice president of the United States." Cohen does portray Bush as extremely popular and personable, if not particularly experienced. This slim biography is bolstered by numerous color photographs, many portraying Bush with his immediate and extended family. If Bush wins, there will be more complete biographies, but libraries needing material before the election will find this an easily read stop-gap book. Chronology and Web sites appended. --Ilene Cooper