The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

Kitty Kelley

they've got wielded huge, immense monetary strength and ruled international politics for greater than part a century. they've been appointed to positions of significant strength and feature been elected as governors, congressmen, senators and presidents. they've got formed our earlier and, with our nation at battle lower than the management in their no 1 son, they're, extra significantly than ever, shaping our future.

As the Bush family members has risen to dominance, so too they've been grasp orchestrators in their personal public photograph, appearing and working lower than the protect of privateness their cash and standing have continually afforded them. until eventually now.

Number One bestselling writer and investigative biographer Kitty Kelley has heavily tested the lives of Jacqueline Onassis, Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, and the British Royal kin. Now the 1st woman of unauthorized biography reckons with the 1st relations of the United States—and the result's right away a wealthy and surprising historical past and a really human portrait of the world’s strongest dynasty.

An very important paintings on wealth, energy, and sophistication in the USA, The Family is wealthy in texture, probing in its mental perception, revealing in its political and monetary element, and gorgeous within the styles that emerge and disclose the Bush dynasty because it hasn't ever earlier than been uncovered. Ms. Kelley takes us again to the origins of the relatives fortune within the Ohio metal on the flip of the final century, in the course of the oil bargains and overseas enterprise institutions that experience maintained and elevated their wealth over the last hundred years. The e-book leads us via Prescott Bush’s first entrée into executive on the country point in Nineteen Fifties’ Connecticut, to George Herbert Walker Bush’s lengthy and winding street to the White condo, to his son’s quickly sweep into an analogous workplace. alongside the way in which, we see the complicated relationships the trees have had with the giants of the century—Eisenhower, Nixon, Joseph McCarthy, Kissinger, Reagan, Clinton—as good because the usually ruthless tools used to achieve their goals.

Perhaps so much impressive—and surprising—is the way in which the e-book delves in the back of the obsessively secure public photo into the family’s intimate deepest lives: the matriarchs, the mistresses, the marriages, the divorces, the jealousies, the hypocrisies, the golden young ones, and the black sheep.

At a vital element in American heritage, Kitty Kelley is the only individual to eventually inform all in regards to the relatives that has, maybe greater than the other, outlined our position within the smooth international. this is often the e-book the trees don’t wish you to learn. this can be The Family.

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