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   Fortunate Son
by J. H. Hatfield
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Category: Anti-Bush Books
Code: 902 |  ISBN: 1887128840 |  424 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (Independent Publisher)
Format: Trade Paperback
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Introduction by Mark Crispin Miller
Preface by Greg Palast
About this book
Since 2000, Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President has been the most talked-about Bush biography, weathering a fierce storm of controversy and suppression. After original publisher St. Martin?s Press received threats from Bush campaign lawyers, and saw their author destroyed in public, they withdrew their edition of 70,000 from stores with promises to burn them. Soft Skull republished the book, but ran into corporate media (like 60 Minutes, and media "watchdog" Brill?s Content) intent on attacking the author. A Texas lawsuit shut down distribution of this critical, fair, revealing biography. Hatfield?s life became the bigger story, and the message he was trying to send seemed destined to remain unheard.

As this continuing demand for and interest in the book demonstrates, Fortunate Son is a resource that provides key information to understanding not only the making of our current president, but also the machinery of American politics. "This is about a guy who stuffed his pockets and built a career on a combination of daddy?s Rolodex, political venom and rich-kid contacts," writes Greg Palast in his preface. "In reading Hatfield?s description of Bush?s rise to Governor of Texas, we see that history repeats itself with horrifying predictability: first as farce and then as Presidency." The list of what power and prestige can buy this country used to exclude our highest office. Fortunate Son and the authors whose opinions we?ve gathered for this new edition suggest that is no longer the case.


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Betty Byrd

Posted: Nov 30, -1 - 12:00 AM[ edit ]

This book changed my life...led me to make a design known as Toxic Bush into flags, buttons and t-shirts which have been distributed worldwide.


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