Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families

Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families

by Noemie Emery


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ISBN-13: 9781683365914
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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Table of Contents



1 Adamses.

2 Roosevelts.

3 Kennedys: Rise.

4 Kennedys: Decline and Fall.

5 Their Three Sons.

6 Bush versus Gore versus Bush.

7 2001.


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"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

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