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Family of secrets : the Bush dynasty, the powerful forces that put it in the White House, and what their influence means for America

by Baker, Russ, 1958-

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The long-hidden story of a family we thought we knew--and of a power-making apparatus that we have barely begun to comprehend. George W. Bush left office as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Russ Baker asks the question that lingers even as this benighted administration winds... Full description

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Summary: The long-hidden story of a family we thought we knew--and of a power-making apparatus that we have barely begun to comprehend. George W. Bush left office as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Russ Baker asks the question that lingers even as this benighted administration winds down: Who really wanted this man at the helm, and why did his backers promote him despite his obvious liabilities and limitations? This book goes deep behind the scenes to deliver an arresting new look at George W. Bush, his father George H. W. Bush, their family, and the network of figures in intelligence, the military, finance, and oil who enabled the family's rise to power. Baker offers new insights into lingering mysteries, from the death of John F. Kennedy to Richard Nixon's downfall in Watergate, and helps us understand why we have not known these things before.--From publisher description.
Physical Description: viii, 577 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [499]-558) and index.
ISBN: 9781596915572 (alk. paper)
1596915579 (alk. paper)
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Award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker has written for the New Yorker , Vanity Fair , the New York Times , the Nation , the Los Angeles Times , the Washington Post , and Esquire , and served as Columbia Journalism Review contributing editor. Baker's appearances include NPR, Fox News, and Air America. In 2005, he founded the Real News Project, a nonprofit investigative news organization. His exclusive reporting on George W. Bush's military record received a 2005 Deadline Club award.


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