... When I saw Ivins' name above the title Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush, I burst into peals of laughter. Here was a political biography of Dubya I could actually bear to read, all the while recognizing that what I would take as bitter truths regarding Bush the ... Read review
Compelling analysis of George W. Bush's public life as governor of Texas
Lacks primary-source citations for those who want to check the facts for themselves
"...but often appropriate.
My encounter with Shrub would not disappoint me--at least not as far as Ivins and her co-author, Lou Dubose, were concerned. Declaring both their credentials and their biases, Ivins and Dubose delved relentlessly into the public life of George W. Bush. This book stands as a key work for both those who admire George W. and for those who don't.
In prose that is often scathing, sometimes sympathetic, and always couched in ..."
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