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Pub Date: February 2010
One lawyer’s campaign to bring the Presidentto justice and the national grassrootsmovement she encounters along the way
When journalis-urned-lawyer Charlote Dennet became ouraged ha Bush Whie House ocials were acing above helaw, she did somehing ha surprised even hersel: She ran or a sae atorney general sea on a plaorm o prosecue George W. Bush or murder. She los he race, bu ound a movemen—one ha coninues is ques o hold leaders accounable oU.S. law and preserve a Consiuional presidency.Dennet’s wild ride hrough poliics began when she read in
Te Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
, by VincenBugliosi, ha a sae atorney general could prosecue George W. Bush—should one ake up he cause. Soon aer, Dennetlaunched her atorney-general race in Vermon, signed up Bugliosi as her special prosecuor in he even ha she won, andogeher he wo made headlines across he naion.In
Te People v. Bush
, Dennet recouns her seminal efor o prosecue he ormer presiden, inroduces readers o a world where he acions o a ew can indeed empower he many, and repors on he curren sae o he enacious movemen ohold Bush accounable or high crimes and misdemeanors. Wih hese sories and her own, Dennet shows ha i’s no jus possible bu necessary o hold higher-ups responsible orheinous acs in order o preserve jusice and deend he Consiuion.
The People v. Bush
Charlote Dennet is rying o awaken he conscience o he naion. She wansus o recognize no jus ha our governmen ocials a he highes level— hepresiden and he people around him—have commited war crimes, bu ha hey should be prosecued as we prosecue ordinary criminals. She has been carryinghis campaign orward wih exraordinary persisence and courage, demonsraingha grassroos acion can be powerul. Her book is a clarion call or he people oconron he crimes o governmen, or democracy o come alive.
http://cli.gs/peoplevbushAuthor and attorney
has been practicing law since 1997, with an emphasison personal injury litigation and suing the government under the Freedom of Information Act. She’salso been a reporter in the Middle East and is the coauthor with her husband, Gerard Colby, of
Thy Will Be Done-The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller
Evangelism in the Age of Oil
. She and herhusband live in Cambridge, Vermont.
— Howard Zinn, auhor o
A People’s History of the United States
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