Before the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, little was known about First Lady Laura Bush. Since then, she has become America's beacon of hope and strength.
Few observers would have predicted that Laura Bush would win the hearts and earn the respect of the nation. Yet as the smoke cleared and we attempted to make sense of the tragedy, Laura helped heal us, reassure us, and inspire us with her warmth and courage. She urged us to hug our children-and we did-and thereafter became known as America's First Mother, as well as our First Lady.
This fascinating book reveals why Laura Bush was the right First Lady at the right time to bring courage, comfort, and strength to her fellow Americans. In this compelling profile, biographer Antonia Felix traces Laura Bush's fascinating journey from her West Texas girlhood to the wife of the most powerful man in the free world. Ms. Felix conducted extensive primary research in Laura's hometown-including interviews with her mother, Jenna Welch-and creates a revealing, intimate portrait of this softspoken, down-to-earth woman who made People magazine's list of "50 most beautiful people in the world" and is a powerful, supportive force for President George W. Bush.
In Laura, readers learn:
How Laura survived a youthful tragedy that marred her childhood
The delights and difficulties of being First Lady
The joys and challenges of raising twin daughters
Why she is so committed to advancing literacy in America
Her personal mission as America's First Mother