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The Family

The Real Story Of The Bush Dynasty

By Kitty Kelley

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Format: Paperback, 912 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2005
For the first time, the most secretive and powerful dynasty in American history has all of its secrets revealed. This is the book the Bush family do not want you to read. Over the past one hundred years, the Bush family have made millions of dollars, dominated the US government, and created a legacy unlike any other American family. Prescott Bush was a two-time Senator from Connecticut who had the ear of Dwight D. Eisenhower and tangled with Joe McCarthy. is son, George H.W. was a congressman, the head of the CIA, Vice-President under Ronald Reagan and then the 41st President of the United States. One of his sons, Jeb, is governor of Florida and almost certainly a future presidential candidate. The eldest son, George W., is the 43rd president - possibly the most polarizing and controversial head of state in American history. ow did these men - backed and often controlled by strong and single-minded women - rise to power? How did they manoeuvre their way from Yale and the secretive Skull and Bones through back door politics, the CIA, and the White House to have so much control over international politics? The answers are startling. itty Kelley has written a compelling portrai

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The controversial biography of George W. Bush and the hugely influential Bush dynasty, by the inimitable Kitty Kelley.

About the Author

Kitty Kelley is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Jackie Oh!; Elizabeth Taylor- The Last Star; His Way- The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra; Nancy Reagan- The Unauthorized Biography; and The Royals. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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"This is a story of power, sex and betrayal--but mostly of power." -"The New York Times Book Review" "A thoroughly researched piece of work. Ms. Kelley clearly devoured and digested the extant literature on the family." -"The New York Times" "Kelley's account of the rise and fall of the Bush family is both inspirational and cautionary. She convincingly shows that good looks, energy, athleticism, ambition, felicitous marriages and social networking can compensate for intellectual ordinariness." -"The Washington Post Book World" "The Family . . . has left few stones unturned. . . . Kelley has brought new information to bear on a family that, for better or worse, deserves her kind of royal treatment." -"The New York Times Book Review" "A sweeping indictment of the mind-set of the [Bush] family, that they grew up feeling that this was their due." -Garry Trudeau," The Charlie Rose Show" "Despite the best efforts of the media, the public is gaining insight into their president as the facts leak out and as Kitty Kelley's The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, tops the sales chart." -"Newsday" "Kelley nails the evidence and, although the secretive Bush family will not like it, demonstrates beyond doubt what the American press dared not print." -"The Guardian"

EAN: 9780553814231
ISBN: 0553814230
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random Hou
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.5 x 4 centimetres (0.47 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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