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What's new: April 2022

This update features four new biographies, including George H. W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States; First Lady Barbara Bush; Chicano rights activist and political organizer Roberto Martinez, and computer innovator Larry Tesler.

George Herbert Walker Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) was the forty-first President of the United States. The Republican presided over the end of the Cold War and launched a war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, both of which bolstered his popularity. Still, he failed to overcome a faltering economy and poor debate performances and lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Bill Clinton. Previously Bush had served as vice president during the two-term administration of President Ronald Reagan (1981–1989). Before that, he was the Director of Central Intelligence (1976–1977), the U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1971–1973), a U. S. congressman (1967–1971), a success in the oil business, and a decorated veteran of the U. S. Navy.

 

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APRIL 28, 2022

What's New: April 2022

This update features four new biographies, including George H. W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States; First Lady Barbara Bush; Chicano rights activist and political organizer Roberto Martinez, and computer innovator Larry Tesler.

MARCH 18, 2022

What's New: March 2022

This update features four new essays, including baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra; union and women’s rights activist Aileen Clarke Hernandez; Intel CEO Andrew S. Grove; and Maud Malone, notable suffragist who popularized open-air meetings and marches as forms of protest.

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

What's New: February 2022

The February update of the American National Biography features four new essays, including disco legend Donna Summer; Hip Hop/R&B superstar Aaliyah; Senate majority leader and diplomat Mike Mansfield; and Jane Manning James, a pioneering African American member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.