From John Adams’s sons two hundred years ago to the Bush brothers today, America has witnessed a long line of dynastic sons who have been forced into political roles by their ambitious relatives. Great Expectations examines the burden of being born into one of America’s royal families, where the choice is between achieving the pinnacle of political power—or failing miserably trying.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface.
3 Kennedys: Rise.
4 Kennedys: Decline and Fall.
5 Their Three Sons.
6 Bush versus Gore versus Bush.
What People are Saying About This
"Noemie Emery puts America's political dynasties under a microscope, from the Adamses to the Bushes, and provides a cool scientific analysis of 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; 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