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Ten minutes from Normal / Karen Hughes.

By: Hughes, Karen, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking, 2004Description: xvii, 346 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0670033057 (alk. paper); 9780670033058 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Hughes, Karen, 1957- | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Friends and associates | Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography | Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography | Political consultants -- United States -- Biography | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2000 | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001Additional physical formats: Online version:: Ten minutes from Normal.; Online version:: Ten minutes from Normal.Online resources: Contributor biographical information
Contents:
Tug-of-war -- "Karen, don't sing" -- Learning my trade -- Cried all day -- Campaign of joy -- Great expectations: Presidential campaign, Part I -- On the road with Robert: Presidential campaign, Part II -- Counselor to the President -- September 11 -- New normal -- Decision -- Back to Texas.
Summary: "Counselor to the President. Wife and mother. The woman who left the White House to put family first, and moved back home to Texas"--Jacket subtitle.
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University Archives & Special Collections E840.8 .H835A3 2003 (Browse shelf) Not For Loan Available to view in UASC. 0000 00203 693 7

Includes index.

Tug-of-war -- "Karen, don't sing" -- Learning my trade -- Cried all day -- Campaign of joy -- Great expectations: Presidential campaign, Part I -- On the road with Robert: Presidential campaign, Part II -- Counselor to the President -- September 11 -- New normal -- Decision -- Back to Texas.

"Counselor to the President. Wife and mother. The woman who left the White House to put family first, and moved back home to Texas"--Jacket subtitle.

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Library Journal Review

Many women face the dilemma of balancing a thriving career, a busy family, and a personal life of their own. Hughes found herself helping to run the campaign of George W. Bush when he was considered to be a long shot against incumbent Texas governor Ann Richards. After serving as Governor Bush's communications director, she participated in his run for President, eventually joining his administration. So Hughes uprooted her husband and son, Robert, and moved them from their beloved Austin to Washington, DC. However, after two years, she gave up her position and took her family back to Texas. Listeners will learn about the author's experience as a reporter and her first steps into politics and more about the President's inner circle and the decision-making that takes place in the Oval Office. Also included is an up-close and personal look at the presidential campaign through the eyes of Robert, who narrates the book with her. Hughes is thoughtful and quite religious, quoting Bible verses and noting how conversations with her minister and sermons she heard helped influence her. A fascinating glimpse of the life of a senior White House staff member, though some will be put off by Hughes wearing her Christian beliefs on her sleeve. Recommended for public libraries.-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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