In June 2004, Carole Coleman made world headlines when she interviewed President George Bush on live television, challenging him on the war in Iraq in a way that few journalists had done. This book begins with an account of that interview and its aftermath. But Alleluia America! goes beyond that, travelling deep into Bushs America, meeting many ordinary (and extraordinary) people.
Carole Colemans journey takes her from Washington DC to Monroe, Georgia; from Annapolis to Delia, Kansas; from Salt Lake City to Intercourse, Pennsylvania; and from Midland, Texas to Guantanamo Bay. Along the way, she meets Baptists, Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Mormons, Amish, Jews, Muslims, and many shades between, and discovers that religion is far from a spent force, but has become the driving power that motivates peoples lives, a wave that carried George W. Bush to a second term as US President. Poignant, amusing and insightful, Alleluia America! provides a rare and fascinating outsiders glimpse into the heart of Gods Country.
"She's my hero. Where are the Carole Colemans in the US press . . . In the end, doesn't it always take the Irish to speak up"
Michael Moore, author and filmmaker
Carole Colemans Irish eye roams over a cultural landscape that includes Pope Michael of Kansas and the Petroleum Club of Midland, Texas, and explains what makes George W. Bush tick and why red America hates blue America. Her insights will make you think again about where the country is heading.
Thomas Fenton, author and former CBS correspondent
"A tour de force by the Irish journalist who stood up to the President of the United States and showed the White House press corps how it should be done."
Conor Clery, Irish Times US Correspondent
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Author Coleman, Carole Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 1-904148-76-X ISBN-13 n/a Illustrations No Date of Publication October 2005 Number of Pages 232