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The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception

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“Get ready to get mad. Corn has cut through the spin and crafted an important and powerful challenge to Bush and his crew.” —Molly Ivins

“David Corn’s The Lies of George W. Bush is as hard-hitting an attack as has been leveled against the current president.” —Los Angeles Times

“George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission. He has mugged the
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Three Rivers Press (first published 2003)
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G.R. Reader
Aug 21, 2015 G.R. Reader rated it really liked it
With his enviably economical style, Corn manages to dispose of the subject in only 368 pages. Nice work, David.
Matt

When I was just starting to get political I picked this book up randomly at a Barnes after a huge fight with my republican father.

It's excellent. I learned so much from it. It's incredibly clear, informative, and well-written. He knows how to handle his material so that he doesn't get out of hand with his obvious anger and dissatisfaction with W. No mean feat, I can assure you, If you haven't already had the pleasure of getting red-faced mad with our POTUS. And I know you have....

Anyway, this is
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Barry
Jan 22, 2008 Barry rated it it was ok
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Proves beyond all doubt (if anyone still had any) that G W Bush lies extensively, cynically, deliberately, and repeatedly. But it is a book desperately in need of at least some reflection on the question of why he has been able to get away with it, and what might be done to reduce the likelihood of such a person and such an administration getting into power again.
Lynn Vannucci
"Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions." Machiavelli explaining why Bush got a second term.
Will Byrnes
There are so many it is hard to keep track.
Franchesca Guerrero
Nov 13, 2012 Franchesca Guerrero rated it it was amazing
I thought Mr. Corn did a great job of breaking down President Bush's lies and deceptions to the American people. I felt that even though he is a liberal he discussed President Bush's presidency in an objective way. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to know what did President Bush did for our country. It is a little long but he is thinking throughout his book and then answers his questions and makes you think. Bush is a very lucky and smart man who used his lies to get w ...more
Kai Palchikoff
Habitual lies as MO
Lynn Vannucci
"Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions." Machiavelli explaining why Bush got a second term.
Christopher Perez
May 29, 2013 Christopher Perez rated it really liked it
about what I thought it would..W is a lucky dumb ass
Barbara Brien
I just got sick of reading this - and I really had no reason to keep going. Bush did lie; but so does every politician, really.
Boyd
Feb 08, 2013 Boyd rated it it was amazing
I thought this book did a good job at exposing the past administration. I hope what Mr. Corn says does not fall and deaf ears, and this does not happen again.
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