The Book on Bush by Eric Alterman audiobook

The Book on Bush: How George W. Bush (Mis)leads America

By Eric Alterman and Mark Green
Read by Nick Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing
19.43 Hours Unabridged
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Not since Richard Nixon’s heyday has there been a more controversial president capable of polarizing public opinion than George W. Bush. From his arrival in office through what many still regard as one of the most flagrant miscarriages of electoral justice in modern history to the long road to Iraq, liberals have vilified Bush as ardently as neoconservatives have embraced him. Both Alterman and Green are known for their doggedness in researching the media and political figures, and what they discover in the case of Bush is a consistent pattern of double standards, misrepresentation, and contradictions. The Book on Bush methodically critiques Administration policy from the standpoint of its truthfulness as well as its merit, with the characteristic wit of both writers.

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Summary

Not since Richard Nixon’s heyday has there been a more controversial president capable of polarizing public opinion than George W. Bush. From his arrival in office through what many still regard as one of the most flagrant miscarriages of electoral justice in modern history to the long road to Iraq, liberals have vilified Bush as ardently as neoconservatives have embraced him. Both Alterman and Green are known for their doggedness in researching the media and political figures, and what they discover in the case of Bush is a consistent pattern of double standards, misrepresentation, and contradictions. The Book on Bush methodically critiques Administration policy from the standpoint of its truthfulness as well as its merit, with the characteristic wit of both writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Examining the Bush administration’s record on domestic and foreign policy issues, Alterman and former New York City public advocate Green see a pattern of dissimulation to promote the interests of the religious right, big business and neoconservative radicals. The two progressive champions make no effort to hide their dislike of Bush, branding him an ‘affirmative-action-legacy student’ lacking knowledge and brain power…Expect liberal cognoscenti to back this book in droves.” Publishers Weekly
“Read with appropriate outrage and clarity, this report attempts to tie up Mr. Bush in his own doubletalk and evasions. It usually succeeds. Whether examining domestic or foreign policy, the environment or the budget, on-the-record or hush-hush rumor, The Book on Bush overlooks nothing. Citizens of all stripes will be sure to cringe at the robustly, wryly delivered barrage of GWB blunders, bullying, and bombs.” AudioFile
“Alterman, and Green, a New York City Democrat, offer a critique of both the president and his policies, with one of their main premises being that Bush starts with conclusions and then finds facts with which to frame them. So how does he make decisions? According to the authors, by asking what the religious right wants, what big business wants, and what the neocons want, and then proceeding accordingly…It’s all presented in highly readable fashion.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Alterman

Author Bio: Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman is a distinguished professor of English at the City University of New York Brooklyn College and holds a PhD in history from Stanford University. He is a columnist for The Nation magazine and the author of eleven books.

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Author Bio: Mark Green

Author Bio: Mark Green

Mark Green is an author, public interest lawyer, and a Democratic politician who lives in New York City. He has written and cowritten over twenty books, including two bestsellers: The Book on Bush and Who Runs Congress? He has also collaborated on numerous published works with consumer advocate Ralph Nader. In addition to his career endeavors, he is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now with Huffington & Matalin.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 19.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English