The Family Setting & Symbolism

Kitty Kelley
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Kennebunkport, Maine

The Bush-Walker clan creates a vacation enclave in Maine where the family gathers almost every summer. Usually a family member's position in the family is determined by whether or not they attend these family gatherings.

Midland, Texas

During the 1950s and 60s, Midland is a small town waiting to be tapped in the oil speculation frenzy. George and Barbara Bush move there when it is still a small town and remain during its quick boom to success.

The United Nations

George H.W. Bush serves as the Ambassador to the United Nations as a political favor from President Nixon. He serves during the transfer of Security Council powers from Taiwan to Communist China.

China

When he is denied the Vice Presidency by President Ford, George H.W. Bush suggests the ambassadorship to China as his next post. He and his wife stay there for a year...

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