George Bush: The Fight of His Life

As he embarks on his last campaign, George Bush calls in an old friend to help him come from behind. Jim Baker now must do what so far Bush has not: explain exactly what the President stands for and w

Playing singles, George Bush seldom won on the tennis courts of the Houston Country Club, even back in the early '60s, when he was young and fast. He had no backhand, and his serve was worse -- "the falling leaf," he called it. But Bush compensated. He chose as his partner a lawyer from a distinguished Texas family, who just happened to have been captain of the varsity team at Princeton. With the polished James Addison Baker III at his right side, the southpaw Bush was able to emphasize his strengths: his forehand, quick reflexes at the net and steadiness on...

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