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Michelle

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  • Bush at War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers led the nation to war. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president.

    Chris says: "An excellent book"
    "Very interesting read ..."
    Overall

    From the cover and the title, I feared that this book had a GW bias. I didn't need to worry. Here, Woodward proves he can still be a powerful, objective writer. He has interviewed the likes of GW, Powell, Rice and others, and from those interviews, he has captured their thoughts and actions so that parts of this book read more like a fictional book with strong narrative. Without any apparent judgement, he has also captured some of the conflicts within the Oval Office in such a way that you can judge them for yourself. And I was amazed at the currentness of the information provided. This book starts on 9/11 and follows the War on Terrorism through to October 2002 with the start of the current efforts against Iraq. Excellent, informative reading.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    The polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans are "upset or angry" about this land in which we now live - a land where crooked courts select the president and money rules the day. If you're feeling the same way, here's the book for you. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me, returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.

    Irene says: "Frustrated: oversimplifing and diluting of issues"
    "Very funny -- well, not if you're a big fan of W"
    Overall

    Book brings to light many of the atrocities surrounding the 2000 election. It also takes a good look at George W. Bush's cabinet and shows some forsight in discussing Trent Lott and Kenneth Lay. Very interesting read.

    56 of 83 people found this review helpful

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