Today on Cinemax, I watched a documentry (or something close to one) about the author and publisher about the book fortunate son, a controverisal biography of George W. Bush, Im sure you all remember it and the controversy it came with when it was published and re-released a few times, but Its just...Wow. I ordered a copy of the book. It seems amazing to me in a sense of all that was going on and then with the 'suicide' of the author (automatically my mind when to mar. monroe and that whole suicide controversy) Has any else head/read this book before, and/or have something to add?
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If you want to find out more about public officials, start with the books they don't want you to read. Fortunate Son, James Hatfield's swan song, amasses the singlemost informative and chilling overview of Bush the Younger, a man of wealth, privilege, and arrogance nearing Shakespearean proportions. In the wake of its destruction by its original publisher, subsequent revival by Soft Skull Press, as well as the tragic suicide of its author, this book has undergone several revisions. This third revision, featuring a new forward by Greg Palast and Mark Crispin Miller, is as outstanding as they come, the antithesis to all of the Neoconservative-sanctioned Bush books flooding the market. Approached as a cautionary tale, Fortunate Son's enormous scope is as insightful as it is well-written. An amazing work by an author whose brilliance resonates through every chapter.