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FDL Book Salon: The United States v. George W. Bush, et al.

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The Firedoglake Book Salon is proud to announce that Elizabeth de la Vega will be joining us for discussion of her latest book, The United States v. George W. Bush, et al., on the 11th of February, 2007 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET right here at FDL.  Elizabeth is a former federal prosecutor, who has worked on antitrust, anti-organized crime cases throughout her prosecutorial career.  Currently writing regularly for TomDispatch and The Nation, Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to the table as she lays out her case in book form against George W. Bush and his malignant band of cronies.

I'll let Tom Englehardt of TomDispatch give you the synopsis:

De la Vega has drawn up that indictment — a "hypothetical" one, she hastens to add — convened that grand jury, and held seven days of testimony. Yes, it's a grand jury directly out of her fertile brain and the federal agents who testify are fictional, but all the facts are true. She understands the case against the Bush administration down to the last detail; and she's produced, to my mind, the book of the post-election, investigative season: United States v. George W. Bush et al….

I think it's simply sensational. It makes a "slam dunk" case for the way we were defrauded into war; despite the grim subject matter, it's a beautifully designed little book, a pleasure to hold in your hand; and, because de la Vega is a natural as a writer, it's also thoroughly enjoyable reading.

When we asked our readers which books they would like to discuss in the new year, this book was among the most mentioned. You ask, we try to deliver.

And boy, does this book deliver a whole lot of material for discussion.  Please join us on February 11 at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET along with Elizabeth de la Vega for a lively discussion about high crimes and misdemeanors and the folks who hold themselves out as the leaders of our nation — if actions speak louder than words, we'll be spending some quality time picking through all of those actions with Betsy's book as a backdrop.

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FDL Book Salon: The United States v. George W. Bush, et al.

betsycover.jpg

The Firedoglake Book Salon is proud to announce that Elizabeth de la Vega will be joining us for discussion of her latest book, The United States v. George W. Bush, et al., on the 11th of February, 2007 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET right here at FDL.  Elizabeth is a former federal prosecutor, who has worked on antitrust, anti-organized crime cases throughout her prosecutorial career.  Currently writing regularly for TomDispatch and The Nation, Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to the table as she lays out her case in book form against George W. Bush and his malignant band of cronies.

I'll let Tom Englehardt of TomDispatch give you the synopsis:

De la Vega has drawn up that indictment — a "hypothetical" one, she hastens to add — convened that grand jury, and held seven days of testimony. Yes, it's a grand jury directly out of her fertile brain and the federal agents who testify are fictional, but all the facts are true. She understands the case against the Bush administration down to the last detail; and she's produced, to my mind, the book of the post-election, investigative season: United States v. George W. Bush et al….

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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