Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694285 $56.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0736695206 $64.00/ $17.95(R) Nine CDs
The authors of SHRUB: THE SHORT BUT HAPPY POLITICAL LIFE OF GEORGE W. BUSH deliver a scathing review of "W's" first two years in Washington. After George W left the Texas governorship, the state had fallen to dead last, or close to it, in many areas of public policy, including education and the environment. Now those same policies are being applied on a national level. From workers' rights to corporate favoritism, Ivins and Dubose combine appalling statistics and policy-making discussion with real-people stories of how hard life is for many middle-class Americans in George W. Bush's America. Anna Fields handles the mix of numbers, criticism, and personal anecdotes with intelligence and Southern charm, which will keep listeners captivated, if nauseated, at the decisions going on in Washington today. J.M.S.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]