Family of Secrets The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years

ISBN-10: 1608190064

ISBN-13: 9781608190065

Edition: 2009

Authors: Russ Baker
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Description: "Shocking in its disclosures, elegantly crafted, and faultlessly measured in its judgments."Roger Morris, author ofRichard Milhous NixonandPartners in PowerHow did the deeply flawed George W. Bush ascend to the highest office in the nation, what forces abetted his rise, andperhaps most importanthave those forces really been vanquished by Obama's election? Award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker gives us the answers inFamily of Secrets, a compelling and startling new take on the Bush dynasty and the shadowy elite that has quietly steered the American republic for the past half century and more. Baker shows how this network of figures in intelligence, the military, oil, and finance enabledand in turn benefited handsomely fromthe Bushes' perch at the highest levels of government. As Baker reveals, this deeply entrenched elite remains in power regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.Family of Secretsoffers countless disclosures that challenge the conventional accounts of such central events as the JFK assassination and Watergate. It includes an inside account of George W.'s cynical religious conversion and the untold real background to the disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina. Baker's narrative is gripping, sobering, and deeply sourced. It will change the way we understand not just the Bush years, but a half century of postwar historyand the present.

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Award-winning investigative journalistRuss Bakerhas written for theNew Yorker,Vanity Fair, theNew York Times, theNation, theLos Angeles Times, theWashington Post, andEsquire, and served asColumbia Journalism Reviewcontributing 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.

Foreword
How Did Bush Happen?
Poppy's Secret
Viva Zapata
Where Was Poppy?
Oswald's Friend
The Hit
After Camelot
Wings for W.
The Nixonian Bushes
Downing Nixon, Part I: The Setup
Downing Nixon, Part II: The Execution
In from the Cold
Poppy's Proxy and the Saudis
Poppy's Web
The Handoff
The Quacking Duck
Playing Hardball
Meet the Help
The Conversion
The Skeleton in W.'s Closet
Shock and... Oil?
Deflection for Reelection
Domestic Disturbance
Conclusion
Afterword
Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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