Family of Secrets, the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for AmericaBook - 2009
A behind-the-scenes analysis of how George W. Bush came into power in spite of his controversial qualifications analyzes the Bush family and its supporters to reveal the back-room strategies that enabled his electoral successes, in an account that also shares insights into past presidential mysteries, from JFK's assassination to Nixon's Watergate downfall. 75,000 first printing.
The long-hidden story of a family we thought we knew--and of a power-making apparatus that we have barely begun to comprehend.
After eight disastrous years, George W. Bush leaves 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 of the country, 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's exhaustive investigation reveals a remarkable clan whose hermetic secrecy and code of absolute loyalty have concealed a far-reaching role in recent history that transcends the Bush presidencies. Baker offers new insights into lingering mysteries--from the death of John F. Kennedy to Richard Nixon's downfall in Watergate. Here, too, are insider accounts of the backroom strategizing, and outright deception, that resulted in George W. Bush's electoral success.
Throughout, Baker helps us understand why we have not known these things before.Family of Secrets combines compelling narrative with eye-opening revelations. It offers the untold history of the machinations that have shaped American politics over much of the last century.
An analysis of how George W. Bush came into power in spite of his controversial qualifications analyzes the Bush family and its supporters to reveal the back-room strategies that enabled his electoral successes.