By Dave McNeely, Jim Henderson
Well known for his fierce devotion to the folk of Texas--as good as his both fierce rages and unpredictable temper--Bob Bullock used to be the main robust political determine in Texas on the finish of the 20th century. First elected to the Texas residence of Representatives in 1956, Bullock held a number of key statewide posts earlier than taking pictures the lieutenant governor's workplace in 1990. even though nominally the state's quantity reputable, Bullock in reality turned Texas's most sensible energy dealer, wielding super effect over the legislative time table and country finances during the Nineties whereas additionally mentoring and helping a destiny president--George W. Bush. during this full of life, but completely researched biography, award-winning reporters Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson craft a well-rounded portrait of Bob Bullock, underscoring either his political adroitness and his own demons. They hint Bullock's upward push via nation govt as Assistant lawyer basic, Secretary of country, country Comptroller, and Lieutenant Governor, exhibiting how he elevated the ability of each workplace he held. The authors highlight Bullock's vast achievements, which integrated hiring an exceptional variety of ladies and minorities, instituting a functionality evaluation to extend the potency of kingdom organisations, restructuring the general public institution investment process, and developing the state's first water conservation and administration plan.