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Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Familiesby Noemie Emery
"America's political dynasties from the Adamses to the Bushes have much in common—especially the pressure on favored heirs to become president. Noemie Emery, in Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families, shows how these families have produced great leaders—and great heartaches/b>/i>
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"America's political dynasties from the Adamses to the Bushes have much in common—especially the pressure on favored heirs to become president. Noemie Emery, in Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families, shows how these families have produced great leaders—and great heartaches and personal tragedies. Emery, as readers of her work know, has a cool skeptical eye but also a deep sympathy for those gifted—or cursed—with a political heritage."
—Michael Barone, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report, and coauthor, The Almanac of American Politics
"Often heart-rending, sometimes eye-popping, always fascinating—a superbly written account of some very surprising lives."
—David Frum, author, The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush
"Is it American politics, or is it Dynasty? How did we get a president who is the son of a president who might be succeeded by the wife of a president? In this sharp, immensely readable book, Noemie Emery spans American history to reveal the family dramas behind today's political blood feuds."
—Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review, and author, The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
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—Michael Barone Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report; Co-author, The Almanac of American Politics
"Often heart-rending, sometimes eye-popping, always fascinating - a superbly written account of some very surprising lives"
—David Frum, author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush
Meet the Author
Noemie Emery is a Washington journalist who writes regularly on culture and politics for the Weekly Standard and also writes for Commentary, Women's Quarterly, and National Review. Her book reviews have appeared in the Weekly Standard, National Review, the Washington Times, and the Washington Post. Emery is the author of two biographies, Washington and Alexander Hamilton: An Intimate Portrait. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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