Stock Image

Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

Dowd, Maureen

794 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 039915258X / ISBN 13: 9780399152580
Published by Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Wolfmueller's Books (Kerrville, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 23, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 45.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

SIGNED by Author on title page, "X O Maureen Dowd." Like New. 523 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 013574

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

The columnist discusses the Bush dynasty and the people surrounding the administration, including Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, Wolfowitz, and Perle.

Review:

If metaphors were cigarettes, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd would be a chain smoker. Through many years and countless columns spent chronicling the fall of George H.W. Bush and the ascension of George W. Bush, Dowd has employed analogies to feudalism, The Godfather, Mini-Me, traditional "mommy" and "daddy" roles, and scores more. In this, her first book, Dowd compiles well over a hundred columns and summarizes the Bush dynasty under a single comprehensive analogy: an alternate universe called Bushworld ("It's their reality. We just live and die in it.") Dowd, who as a reporter was assigned to cover the elder Bush, seems to have a soft spot for the guy even as she describes a president with no plans to do anything but remain president. But she is alarmed by the younger Bush whom she sees surrounding himself with dangerous ideologues and starting a poorly thought-out war with disastrous consequences. Each column is relatively short, and Dowd never shares much new information, but instead offers the kind of informed skeptical perspective that's essential when interpreting the public statements of policymakers. Dowd's cleverness sometimes gets in the way of clarity, and one occasionally wishes she'd quit kidding around and say something substantive, especially since the reader of Bushworld will likely be several years removed from the news that inspired a particular column. Cleverness can be a virtue for a writer as well, getting a laugh while perfectly illustrating a point, such as when she says of the notoriously cloistered W. "All presidents are in a bubble, but the boy king was so insulated he was in a thermos." Or when she says of the Iraq War's aftermath "for the first time in history, Americans are searching for the reasons we went to war after the war is over." --John Moe

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Our store is located in downtown Kerrville, 229 Earl Garrett Street. Look for the books in the windows. Main floor and bargain basement. Our store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Stop in and see us when you are traveling around Texas. You will be glad you did.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Checks, Money orders. Texas Residents Must Pay
Sales Tax (8.25%)unless you have a Texas Resale Tax Number. Books are usually shipped out the same day
payment arrives. IF YOU ARE IN A HURRY FOR A BOOK, JUST CALL US [830-257-READ]AND WE CAN GET
THE INFORMATION NEEDED AND SHIP IT RIGHT OUT. WE TRY TO SHIP SAME DAY ON ALL ORDERS. We go to the post office every Monday-Friday.
Store business hours are 9am/5pm CST-Monday-Saturday.
PLEASE CALL US [1-...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing up to 2 pounds, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy, 2 or more volumes, oversized or over $100.00 we will contact you to let you know how much extra shipping and/or insurance will need to be added. You may ACCEPT or REJECT the extra charges. WE ONLY LIST FIRST CLASS SHIPPING RATES for orders outside of the U.S.A.-If you want your package to ship GLOBAL PRIORITY (it will show $0.00 but that is not Free Shipping) please email & we will let you know the charges for that rate to your location. You can ACCEPT or REJECT these charges. TEXAS RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TEXAS SALES TAX ADDED TO THEIR PURCHASE. Thanks.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal