George H. W. Bush : The Leadership Lessons

Randal Wallace

Randal Wallace Presents : "George H. W. Bush" a three season look back at his extraordinary life, career, and his single term as President of the United States. A term that saw the high point of American Leadership around the world as he steered the world through the fall of the Communist superpower, the former Soviet Union. It also saw the United States lead a worldwide coalition against aggression by the Middle Eastern Dictator Saddam Hussein, and setting the example on how to fight such a war with textbook accuracy, overwhelming force, with a clear set of objectives, and leaving after those objectives were met. A lesson sadly we did not seem to learn in subsequent foreign entanglements. Then we will watch the changing of the guard as the Vietnam Generation leads a campaign in 1992 to transfer power from the generation of leadership that won the Cold War.In this our 11th season, and the first in this series,  we will look back at the rise of George H. W. Bush, the last of the Cold War - World War 2  Presidents, as he climbs up the ranks of political leadership from Congress, to a failed U.S. Senate bid, to earning appointments from Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford , that put him in line for his own run for President in 1980. It was in that race that Bush came from absolutely nowhere, an asterisk in the polls, to nearly toppling one of the most charismatic leaders to ever step in front of a television camera in Ronald Reagan. We will then hear the unlikely story of how Ronald Reagan came to select Bush for the Vice Presidency, the friendship that formed between the two men, a look at the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan years, and finally the election and first year of the Presidency of George H. W. Bush. It is an amazing story and the first of three seasons that will examine the the Leadership Lessons we can all learn from George H.W. Bush. We invite you to come along with us on a wild ride through the high points and low moments of modern American History, in an effort to show the citizens of today that we are an amazing and resilient nation.  Our Podcasts are separated by individual Documentary style titles. --Season 1 : Bridging the Political Gap episodes 1 -11 --- Season 2 : Lessons in Leadership : --- The GIANTS of the Senate and Joe Biden episodes 14 - 16 ---- World War 2 Episodes 17 - 20 --- General MacArthur You're Fired Episodes 21 - 23 ---- A Celebration of the life of George Shultz episodes 26 - 28 ---- November 1963 : The end of the Age of Innocence episode 29 ------The Vietnam War and Watergate Seasons 3 - 8 ----- Season 3 ----The Johnson Treatment episodes 32 - 39 ---- Upheaval 1968 episodes 40 - 50 ---- Season 4: Richard Nixon 1968 -1971 The Man Who Saved the Union episodes 51 -67 ----- Season 5 Richard Nixon 1972 The Foundation of Peace episodes 71 - 96 -----1973 Ten Days in January 97 - 100 -- Season 6 Richard Nixon 1973 : Enemies at the Gate 101 - 125 ---- Season 7 Richard Nixon 1974 Through the Fire 126 - 147 ---- Season 8 Richard Nixon 1974 - 1994 The Fall and the Re-Rise of Richard Nixon. 148 - 174 plus bonus materials --- Season 9 Gerald Ford Beyond Watergate 175 -190 -- Season 10 John Jenrette. & Jimmy Carter too  191 -  224 -- Season 11 George H.W. Bush : The Leadership Lessons 225 -  (FAIR USE NOTICE : This presentation contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The use of this footage is for educational and historical commentary. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material.)

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