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Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

Dowd, Maureen

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ISBN 10: 039915258X / ISBN 13: 9780399152580
Published by Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2004
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ND on title page. A handsome first edition hard bound in publisher's original red cloth covers.523 numbered pages. Inscribed on half title page and signed by author, as follows: "To Ciaron - Smoke 'em out, babe ! Merry Xmas! ! Maureen (Cobra!) Book and DJ have no wear. A sound and solid edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057799

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Title: Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

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

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Presentation Copy, Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

From Washington to Kennebunkport to Texas to old' and new' Europe Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars on the Bush dynasty for the past two decades. In this, her first book, the celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist delivers a scorching and often scorchingly funny illumination of the Bush administration's fractured adventures in empire-building. It is a turbulent odyssey that charts how a Shakespearean cast of regents, courtiers and neo-Conservatives -- all with their own subterranean agendas have taken on King George II's War on Terror'. As she writes in Bushworld, It's their reality. We just live and die in it."

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

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