Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President
Upon winning the Governorship of Texas, Bush became known for a casual, friendly style, often
spontaneously visiting his fellow lawmakers in Austin. However, this single baby-boomer-style element of
his legacy is overshadowed by the results of "compassionate conservatism:" a ravaged environment,
growing disparity between rich and poor, Texas style cronyism, property tax re
I worked in the industry at the time of publication and the Bush family used their connections to get it pulled from the shelves and destroyed, it ...more
Well done biography of W. Ironically, its not frothing at the mouth- not at all- and the Bush people ran him into the ground for what he wrote. I mean, all the way to the Ground.
Watch "Horns And Halos", a superb documentary, for the truth about this very sad and extremely disturbing chapter in W's political history.
The man is utter failure and incompetencery on stilts. I almost did'nt even write "incompetent" because doing so would put a bad name for us incompetents everywhere. Then, I figured, ...more
The book is well-written, fully docu ...more
In his earlier years, oil companies gave him positions of power solely because of his name. Every oil company that he lead, he drove into the ground only to be bailed out by daddies friends latter.
This book explains George W. Bushs' debts to industry and carefully itemizes them. The author was careful to check his facts.
A little bit of this history: The original publisher decided not to sell the book after they had printed a number of copies. They went to the extreme step of destroying the books that they had printed already. Then the author was found dead and was presumed to have committed suici ...more
Overall, I learned a lot but the writing didn't flow as well as it could have.
Given the circumstances of the author's death, I would suggest only minimally editing the book for an easier read. But preserve the writing as the author left it.