The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president’s term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of George H.W. Bush, beginning with his childhood in Greenwich, Connecticut. Information about Bush’s education at Yale University and his early career as an oil businessman is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years a disaster-relief fundraiser is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Bush’s military service during World War II and his political career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, chief U.S. liaison to China, director of the CIA, and vice president. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Bush’s administration, including the Exxon Corporation oil spill, an invasion of Panama, the Persian Gulf War, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and the Los Angeles riots. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students’ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.