This is an extended essay on the United States under George W Bush, written by one of Australia's most distinguished journalists and editors. Michael Gawenda investigates the psyche of the most powerful nation in the world, at a time of crisis in its affairs. Written in a highly readable style, straddling both the personal and political, this book describes the real America, from the sanctums of power in Washington to the shattered streets of New Orleans.
Michael Gawenda is the Washington correspondent of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former editor-in-chief of The Age, and a former editor of Time (Australia). He is a multiple recipient of the Walkley Award, Australia's most prestigious award for journalism.