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The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty

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The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty

Susan Page, Barbara Perry (moderator)

Friday, September 06, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-09-06 11:00:00 2019-09-06 12:15:00 The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty REGISTRATION IS FULL. CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR AND WATCH THE LIVESTREAM AT MILLERCENTER.ORG  Barbara Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told. We invite you to join journalist Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today, as she discusses her new book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty—a biography informed by more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director of Presidential Studies Barbara Perry. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, leaving lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her 3-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of two American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see—and advise—both her husband and son in the Oval Office. A book signing and sale will follow. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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REGISTRATION IS FULL. CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR AND WATCH THE LIVESTREAM AT MILLERCENTER.ORG 

Barbara Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told. We invite you to join journalist Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today, as she discusses her new book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty—a biography informed by more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director of Presidential Studies Barbara Perry.

The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, leaving lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her 3-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of two American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see—and advise—both her husband and son in the Oval Office.

A book signing and sale will follow.

When
Friday, September 06, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-09-06 11:00:00 2019-09-06 12:15:00 The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty REGISTRATION IS FULL. CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR AND WATCH THE LIVESTREAM AT MILLERCENTER.ORG  Barbara Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told. We invite you to join journalist Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today, as she discusses her new book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty—a biography informed by more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director of Presidential Studies Barbara Perry. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, leaving lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her 3-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of two American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see—and advise—both her husband and son in the Oval Office. A book signing and sale will follow. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Susan Page

Susan Page

Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about politics and the White House. She has covered six White House administrations and 10 presidential elections. She has interviewed the past nine presidents from Richard Nixon through Donald Trump—and reported from six continents and dozens of foreign countries. (She interviewed Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter after they had left the White House.) She has appeared as an analyst on the PBS NewsHour, CBS' Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday, NBC’s Meet the Press, CNN’s State of the Union, CBS This Morning, and other TV and radio programs.

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry (moderator)

Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties.