Lot #8255
George Bush

"What I will never forget, Mikhail, is our partnership—and eventual friendship—as we worked to make our world a better, safer place"
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"What I will never forget, Mikhail, is our partnership—and eventual friendship—as we worked to make our world a better, safer place"

TLS signed “George,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, October 18, 2011. Letter to former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, in full: "Even though I could not be with you tonight, I wanted to help welcome you to the great state of Texas. I know our good friends at the Johnson Library will make you feel right at home. At age 87, I forget more things these days than I remember. But what I will never forget, Mikhail, is our partnership—and eventual friendship—as we worked to make our world a better, safer place. There is no doubt in my mind that history will judge you one of the great leaders of the 20th Century. I hope our paths cross again soon so we can catch up with each other. Until then, take care and enjoy your time in Austin." In very fine condition. A unique and intimate letter between leaders—the collaboration and ensuing relationship forged by Bush and Gorbachev finalized the decades-long Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: February 11 - February 18





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