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Ansen, David. "Not Much Dubya in Stone's 'W.'" Rev. of W. Newsweek 10 Oct. 2008.

Brevet, Brad. "'W.' Truths With Screenwriter Stanley Weiser." N.p., 27 October 2008.

Brinkley, Alan. "From Man to Mockery, and Back Again: In 'W.,' Oliver Stone approaches his subject as a historian, not just a filmmaker. The widely reviled Bush comes off better than you'd think." Newsweek 20 October 2008.

Bush Declares War on Terror

Bush Declares War!

Bush Jokes about WMD

Bush laughs at no WMD in Iraq

Bush, George W. Decision Points. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.

Campbell, Colin, and Bert A. Rockman, eds. The George W. Bush Presidency: Appraisals and Prospects. Washington: CQ Press, 2004.

Campbell, Colin, Bert A. Rockman, and Andrew Rudalevige, eds. The George W. Bush Legacy. Washington: CQ Press, 2008.

Cheney, Dick, with Elizabeth Cheney. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Clarke, Richard. Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. New York: Free Press, 2004.

CNN Coverage of Shock And Awe

Cockburn, Andrew. Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy. New York: Scribner, 2007.

The Colbert Report

Colin Powell's UN Presentation on Iraq WMD

Connelly, Phoebe. "You Don't Know Bush." American Prospect 16 October 2008. Web. 9 July 2012.

Corliss, Richard. "Oliver Stone's Verdict on George W." Time 13 October 2008. Web. 9 July 2012.,9171,1851110,00.html

Corn, David. The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception. New York: Crown Publishers, 2003.

Dargis, Manolha. "Oliver Stone's Vision Thing: Bush, the Family." Rev. of W. New York Times 16 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 19 June 2012.

Dead Wrong: Colin Powell's UN Speech

Denby, David. "Troubled Sons." New Yorker 27 October 2008. Web. 9 July 2012.

Detmering, Robert. "Exploring the Political Dimensions of Information Literacy through Popular Film." Portal: Libraries and the Academy 10.3 (2010): 265-82.

Ebert, Roger. "W." Rev. of W. Chicago Sun-Times 15 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 19 June 2012.

Edelstein, David. Rev. of W. New York Magazine 20 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 19 June 2012.

Fact-Checking Oliver Stone's 'W.' — Is The Film True To Life? 8 October 2008.

Fleming, Michael. "Oliver Stone votes for 'Bush' project." Variety 20 January 2008.

Fourth Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

George Bush threatens Iraq 03-17-03

George W. Bush - 9/11 Bullhorn Speech

George W. Bush The Night of 9-11-01

Goodridge, Mike. "Interview: Oliver Stone." Screen Daily 30 May 2008.

Gordon, Michael R., and Bernard E. Trainor. Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006.

Grenier, Cynthia. "Stone's Bush Film Is Offensive." Human Events. 20 October 2008. Web. 9 July 2012.

Groen, Rick. "The W. Stands for 'Why?'." Globe and Mail 17 October 2008.

Hatfield, James. Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President. New York: Soft Skull Press, 2001.

Hoberman, J. "Bush's Brain." Rev. of W. Village Voice 15 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 28 June 2012.

Homans, John. "Hubris Inc." New York Magazine 12 October 2008. Web. 9 July 2012.

Homans, John. "Oliver Stone." New York. 20 October 2008: 105.

Hornaday, Ann. "'W.': Mission Not Accomplished." Washington Post 17 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Print.

Isikoff, Michael, and David Corn. Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2007.

James, Nick. "The Greatest Story of Our Time." Sight and Sound 18.12 (Dec. 2008): 18-21.

Journeys with George. Alexandra Pelosi (Actor), Aaron Lubarsky (Director). HBO (2002).

Kauffmann, Stanley. "Presidents and Others." New Republic 3 December 2008: 28.

LaSalle, Mick. "Movie Review." Rev. of W. San Francisco Chronicle 17 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 19 June 2012.

Liddle, Rod. "I Loved Oliver Stone's Bush Film -- and I Know Why the Critics Hated It." Rev. of W. Spectator [London] 22 Nov. 2008: n. pag. Web. 26 June 2012.

Mayer, Jane, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Moore, Michael. Fahrenheit 9/11. (2004)

Minutaglio, Bill. First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty. New York: Random House, 1999.

"Mission Accomplished" -- REAL Speech

Noah, Timothy "Dubya, Stoned: Why Oliver Stone had to bowdlerize our president's life story." Slate Magazine 17 October 2008.

Oldham, Gabriella. "Cutting Remarks on W.: An Interview with Julie Monroe, Joe Hutshing and Wylie Stateman." Cineaste: America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema 34.2 (2009): 33-37.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone On "W"

Oliver Stone talks to Maddow about 'W.' MSNBC-TV. The Rachel Maddow Show.

Podhoretz, John. "Oliver's Story." The Weekly Standard 27 October 2008: 47.

Rapold, Nicolas. "W." Sight and Sound. British Film Institute, 19.1 (2009): 88.

Rice, Condoleezza. No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington. New York: Crown, 2011.

Ritter, Scott. Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America. New York: Context Books, 2003.

Rollins, Peter C. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.

Rothkopf, Josh. "A Look at Oliver Stone's 'W.'" ABC-TV

Rove, Karl. Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. New York: Threshold Editions, 2010.

The Rumsfeld Papers

Rumsfeld, Donald. Known and Unknown: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2011.

Saddam Hussein Statue Pulled Down To The Ground

Scheer, Christopher, and Robert Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhry. The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq. New York: Akashic Books, 2003.

Schwarzbaum, Lisa. "W." Rev. of W. Entertainment Weekly 24 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Web. 19 June 2012.,,20233285,00.html

Schweizer, Peter, and Rochelle Schweizer. The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty. New York: Anchor Books, 2005.

Speech Marking End of Major Combat Ops In Iraq ("Mission Accomplished")

Stanford, David, and G. B. Trudeau.'s The War in Quotes. New York: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008.

Stavis, Carley. "Fact-Checking Oliver Stone's ‘W.'" City on a Hill Press 30 October 2008.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. "First Father: Tough Times on Sidelines." New York Times 9 August 2007.

Suskind, Ron. The One Percent Doctrine: Deep inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies since 9/11. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2007.

Suskind, Ron. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Suskind, Ron. The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism. New York: Harper, 2008.

Svetkey, Benjamin. "First Look: W., Oliver Stone's Bush Biopic." Entertainment Weekly 7 May 2008.,,20198476,00.html

Tenet, George. At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Tobias, Scott. "Interview: Oliver Stone." The A.V. Club 16 October: 2008.,14318/

Top 10 Bushisms

Toplin, Robert Brent. "W." Journal of American History 96.1 (2009): 315-18.


W.: The Film.

Walsh, Kenneth T. "Looking Back on President George W. Bush's Troubled Presidency." US 8 December 2008.

Wood, Robin, updated by R. Barton Palmer. "Oliver Stone." Film Reference.

Woodward, Bob. Plan of Attack. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Woodward, Bob. State of Denial. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.