Family of Secrets

Family of Secrets

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

Book - 2009
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How did the deeply flawed George W. Bush ascend to the highest office in the nation, what forces abetted his rise, and-perhaps most important-have those forces really been vanquished by Obama's election? Award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker gives us the answers in Family 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 enabled-and in turn benefited handsomely from-the 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 Secrets offers 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 history-and the present.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608190065
Branch Call Number: 973.931 BUS 2009 22
Characteristics: xii, 579 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Sep 21, 2014

Interesting that it was the Bush family [or to be more precise, the Bush-Walker-Koch family] that had a son and a grandson in the presidency, while old Joe Kennedy envisioned that both his sons would be president [and both ended up murdered]. In a recent talk by John Dean, he explains how he was mystified that after Mark Felt [supposedly Deep Throat of Watergae] left his position, the leaks continued. Deep Throat had to have been either Kissinger, or Bob Woodward himself [Woodward was responsible for security background checks on White House Communications Agency personnel, when Woodward was in the Navy, prior to becoming a WaPo reporter].

Oct 18, 2013

Author does a very good job of expalining historical occurences -- even Nixon and Kennedy.
Bush the younger is referred to by one person as:
not a very nice man.

its a wonder the US is still functional.

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