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A Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist teams up with a noted political commentator. For everyone who loves to hate the Bush administration and is ready to laugh about it! Ambushed! recounts the exploits of the Bush administration, at home and abroad, 2001 to 2008, through the lens of a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Miami Herald and the analysis of a leading political scientist at Boston University and Harvard University. The book begins with the ways in which American voters were ambushed in two presidential elections and ranges widely among the ensuing disasters from Enron to Katrina to the budget deficit to the economy and finally to the "global war on terror" that lost America many friends and inspired enemies worldwide. Contrasting the Bush administration's lofty promises with its policy failures-from Baghdad to New Orleans-the book suggests that this has been not only the least effective but the most destructive presidency of the past century.
Jim Morin is the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Miami Herald. He won the Pulitzer in 1996 and was a finalist in 1977 and 1990. Morin is the author of three books: Famous Cats, Jim Morin's Field Guide to Birds, and a collection of political cartoons, Line of Fire. His cartoons and oil paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. Morin has been syndicated internationally by King Features since 1985. Walter C. Clemens, Jr. is Professor of Political Science at Boston University and Associate, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is the author (with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist Jim Morin) most recently of Ambushed! A Cartoon History of the George W. Bush Administration (Paradigm 2009), America and the World, 1898-2025: Achievements, Failures, Alternative Futures (2000), and a dozen other books including the highly praised Dynamics of International Relations, 2nd Edition (2004). His op-eds have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
"Jim Morin has a clear idea how he feels about issues and he wants you to know about it. He then expresses himself clearly and concisely in a manner that is both exciting and explorative. He has all the attributes of a first-rate cartoonist including a fine design and drafting sense and a cunning eye for the unusual."
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