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The Resource Going to windward : a Mosbacher family memoir, Robert A. Mosbacher Sr ; with James G. McGrath ; foreword by George H.W. Bush

Going to windward : a Mosbacher family memoir, Robert A. Mosbacher Sr ; with James G. McGrath ; foreword by George H.W. Bush

Label
Going to windward : a Mosbacher family memoir
Title
Going to windward
Title remainder
a Mosbacher family memoir
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Mosbacher Sr ; with James G. McGrath ; foreword by George H.W. Bush
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bob was by my side from the very beginning, as we started a journey that would lead to the mountaintop of American politics ..
  • "Barbara and I are delighted that Bob decided to share his family's story in this wonderful book--because it is, in many respects, the quintessential American success story. The immigrant's tale is often one of tremendous hardship, and Bob's grandfather, Louis, was no exception. From there, however, the family story that follows is nothing short of exceptional. Most of all, we hope this book gives you a sense for the true heartbeat of one of the kindest--if not always the gentlest--men I have been privileged to call a friend. Bob Mosbacher made life in Houston, life in Washington (life, period) more fun and more meaningful for Barbara and me than mere words can describe."--The Foreword, by George H.W. Bush
  • "Without him, it's highly unlikely I would have ever been president of the United States."--Gegorge H.W. Bush
  • "Without him, it's highly unlikely I would have ever been president of the United States."--George H.W. Bush
  • In a lifetime filled with exhilarating successes, heart-breaking failures, and even tragic personal loss, Robert A. Mosbacher Sr. proved himself adept at navigating in calm seas or high winds alike. Whether besting the stiffest of national and international competition in a diverse array of amateur sailing championships over the course of a half century or helping to chart his candidate's course across the American political landscape on the way to the White House in 1989, Mosbacher was never one to turn his back on any goal to which he had dedicated himself. Now, in this informative, entertaining, and deftly written memoir, composed with the assistance of writer and trusted friend James G. McGrath, Mosbacher chronicles, in his own words, a life well spent
  • His perspective informed by everything from his father's meager childhood and remarkable successes as a trader on the New York Curb Exchange to his own three years of service as secretary of commerce in George H.W. Bush's administration, Mosbacher, the grandson of immigrants, possessed a distinctive vantage point on U.S. business and politics. In this volume of tightly woven, lively memories, he takes readers on an unforgettable ride with his father through the New York City of the 1930s, narrates his discovery of a huge natural gas field in the 1950s, and tells of his deepening involvement with the business and political power structures of Texas and the nation, beginning in the 1970s. Along the way, Mosbacher offers insights from family, business, and public life alike, with stories that engage, charm, and instruct
  • A must-read for Texas, political, business, and energy historians as well as general readers everywhere, Robert A. Mosbacher's Going to Windward is an American success story that will warm the heart and capture the imagination. --Book Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mosbacher, Robert A.
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6223385092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9570
LC item number
.M65 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosbacher, Robert A.
  • Mosbacher, Robert A.
  • Mosbacher family
  • United States
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Petroleum
  • Boaters (Persons)
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Mosbacher family
  • Mosbacher, Robert A.
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Boaters (Persons)
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Employees
  • Families
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum
  • Politics and government
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
Going to windward : a Mosbacher family memoir, Robert A. Mosbacher Sr ; with James G. McGrath ; foreword by George H.W. Bush
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From less than nothing -- The boy plunger -- The breaks of a dozen men -- Guys and dolls -- "Paint it blue and sell it to Mosbacher" -- Luck in the breeze -- "From little acorns oak trees grow-- you don't have any acorns yet" -- Just get the crumbs -- Three cents in the ground -- Cover boys -- Stumbled into it -- No price on life or limb -- Blessed are the gatherers -- What do you win versus what do you lose? -- Do you suppose they'll believe I stayed? -- "Please, I don't like to beg" -- Mr. Secretary -- Don't screw it up -- Actions, not just words -- Don't let them put you out front -- When all is said and done, there's nothing left but family
Control code
676817732
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603443098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676817732
Label
Going to windward : a Mosbacher family memoir, Robert A. Mosbacher Sr ; with James G. McGrath ; foreword by George H.W. Bush
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From less than nothing -- The boy plunger -- The breaks of a dozen men -- Guys and dolls -- "Paint it blue and sell it to Mosbacher" -- Luck in the breeze -- "From little acorns oak trees grow-- you don't have any acorns yet" -- Just get the crumbs -- Three cents in the ground -- Cover boys -- Stumbled into it -- No price on life or limb -- Blessed are the gatherers -- What do you win versus what do you lose? -- Do you suppose they'll believe I stayed? -- "Please, I don't like to beg" -- Mr. Secretary -- Don't screw it up -- Actions, not just words -- Don't let them put you out front -- When all is said and done, there's nothing left but family
Control code
676817732
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603443098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676817732

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