A POWERFUL NEW COLLECTION OF STORIES AND OIL PAINTINGS HIGHLIGHTING THE INSPIRING JOURNEYS OF AMERICA’S IMMIGRANTS AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MAKE TO THE LIFE AND PROSPERITY OF OUR NATION
Personally signed by President George W. Bush, who served as the 43rd president of the United States
Crown Publishing Group (April 20, 2021). George W. Bush "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants". Signed Limited Edition. This special collector's edition has been personally signed by George W. Bush directly into the book. A deluxe, signed edition of President George W. Bush’s powerful collection of oil paintings and stories spotlighting the journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. Sealed.
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"Out of Many, One" is a book that will bring to the forefront the stories of individuals who exemplify our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through 43 powerful four-color portraits — personally painted by the President himself — and their accompanying stories, Out of Many, One reminds us of the countless ways in which America has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.
A public exhibition of the portraits and an in-depth look at the many issues surrounding the immigration debate in our country will run from April 2021 through January 3, 2022 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
“At its core, immigration is a sign of a confident and successful nation. It says something about our country that people all around the world are willing to leave their homes and leave their families and risk everything to come to our country. Their talent and hard work and love of freedom have helped us become the leader of the world. Our generation must ensure that America remains a beacon of liberty and the most hopeful society the world has ever known. We must always be proud to welcome people as fellow Americans. Our new immigrants are just what they've always been — people willing to risk everything for the dream of freedom.”
— President George W. Bush
About the book
The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the debates about policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom—and who strengthen our nation in countless ways.
In the tradition of Portraits of Courage, President Bush’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Out of Many, One brings together forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside stirring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing the American Dream. Featuring men and women from thirty-five countries and nearly every region of the world, Out of Many, One shows how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries and how immigrants embody values that are often viewed as distinctly American: optimism and gratitude, a willingness to strive and to risk, a deep sense of patriotism, and a spirit of self-reliance that runs deep in our immigrant heritage. In these pages, we meet a North Korean refugee fighting for human rights, a Dallas-based CEO who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico at age seventeen, and a NASA engineer who as a girl in Nigeria dreamed of coming to America, along with notable figures from business, the military, sports, and entertainment. President Bush captures their faces and stories in striking detail, bringing depth to our understanding of who immigrants are, the challenges they face on their paths to citizenship, and the lessons they can teach us about our country’s character.
As the stories unfold in this vibrant book, readers will gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues and the countless ways in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.
About George W. Bush
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he had previously been the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He was born into the Bush family: his father, George H. W. Bush, was the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
As the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he is the second son of a former United States president to himself become president, with the first being John Quincy Adams, the son of John Adams. He flew warplanes in the Texas and Alabama Air National Guard. After graduating from Yale College in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, he worked in the oil industry. Bush married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating incumbent Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. As governor, Bush successfully sponsored legislation for tort reform, increased education funding, set higher standards for schools, and reformed the criminal justice system. Bush also helped make Texas the leading producer of wind powered electricity in the U.S. Bush was elected president in 2000 when he defeated Democratic incumbent Vice President Al Gore after a narrow and contested win that involved a Supreme Court decision to stop a recount in Florida. He became the fourth person to be elected president without a popular vote victory.
Videos About "Out Of Many, One"
SUNDAY MORNING: George W. Bush on painting a new vision of immigrants and the significance to our country.
On the Jimmy Kimmel show: President George W. Bush on Friendship with Michelle Obama, Immigration, UFOs & Trump’s Inauguration.
President George W. Bush sat down with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell at the Bush family ranch. The former president discussed immigration reform, his new book "Out of Many, One" and the first immigrant he knew.
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