Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President
Bush is described in Fortunate Son as being politically to the right of his father. His lack of real compassion
planned a nuclear waste dump 5 miles away from the poor, Hispanic town of Sierra Blanca. Rather than
grant clemency to born-again death-row inmate Karla Fay Tucker, Bush waited until the last possible
moment before grand-standing in the media spotlight and again refusing to reconsider, despite the pleas of
prominent religious leaders.
With 54 pages of source notes, Hatfield's book is a researched, precision-cut account. It balances
Bush the likeable fellow with Bush the politician America needs to get to know better.