American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|BISAC/Subject:||BIO011000, BIO010000, HIS037070|
|ISBN:||9781101200803, Related ISBNs: 0143034316, 0670032646, 1101200804, 9780143034315, 9780670032648|
|Number of pages:||416,|
In this devastating book, onetime Republican strategist Phillips reveals how four generations of Bushes have ascended the ladder of national power since World War One, becoming entrenched within the American establishment—Yale, Wall Street, the Senate, the CIA, the vice presidency, and the presidency—through a recurrent flair for old-boy networking, national security involvement, and political deception. By uncovering relationships and connecting facts with new clarity, Phillips comes to a stunning conclusion: The Bush family has systematically used its financial and social empire—its "aristocracy"—to gain the White House, thereby subverting the very core of American democracy. In their ambition, the Bushes ultimately reinvented themselves with brilliant timing, twisting and turning from silver spoon Yankees to born-again evangelical Texans. As America—and the world—holds its breath for the 2004 presidential election, American Dynasty explains how it happened and what it all means.
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