The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

by Kitty Kelley
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The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty by Kitty Kelley

From the First Lady of unauthorized, tell-all biography, this is the first real inside-look at the most powerful–and secretive–family in the world. From Senator Prescott Bush's alcoholism, to his son George Herbert Walker Bush's infidelities, to George Walker Bush's religious conversion, shady financial deals, and military manipulations, Kitty Kelley captures the portrait of a family that has whitewashed its own story almost out of existence.

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ISBN-13: 9781400096411
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/17/2005
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 560,677
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.51(d)

About the Author

Kitty Kelley is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Jackie Oh!; Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star; His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra; Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography; and The Royals. The last three titles were all #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Kelley has been honored by her peers with such awards as the Outstanding Author Award from the American Society of Jouranlists and Authors, the Philip M. Stern Award, and the Medal of Merit from the Lotos Club of New York City.  Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her physician husband, Jonathan Zucker.

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The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a Kitty Kelley book before--when her other books were written, I was too young to be interested. This one generated such a buzz that I thought I would try to read it and see what all of the commotion was about. What I ended up finding was a fascinating page turner that I devoured as if it were a novel. The alarming part for me was that the 'characters' in it were real and the power and influence that the 'haves and have mores' or as W calls them 'his base' have is alarming, given the disdain they have for the people who put them there (a.k.a. the 'little guys'). Given the media storm, and charges leveled against Kelley--I thought this would be a book of what GHWB called 'vitriol'--instead, Kelley is actually fair and balanced. She corrected a notion I had that Prescott Bush was involved with the Nazis and cleared up several other myths I believed. In the end, I think Kelley wrote a great and well-documented book--much of the facts come from written correspondence or recorded public statements¿not ¿off the record¿ or subsequently recanted interviews¿in spite of what the media has said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I applaud Kitty Kelley for writing such an insightful book about the Bush family especially considering that George W. Bush is still in office. I can understand why some sources did not want to be identified. The Italian political strategist Niccolo Machiavelli said that the hard way to the top is often the best. People born into money and power are more likely to fail than self-made people who are forced to learn the important life lessons. I thought of this as I read about the privileged life of George W. Bush. Forget about electing people to the office of president just because of their name. Brains and talent are what counts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book, informative as well as interesting. A real insight into the Bush family. It changed my vote and further opened my eyes. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first Kitty Kelley book. My interest in politics especially this election year, encouraged me to read her book. Ms. Kelley did not disappoint. I must say the book is outstanding. Informational as well as historical. I'm fascinated that tactics in use for the 2004 presidental campaign are similar to those used throughout the Bush family's political history. I found her documentation very believable. Kudos to Ms. Kelley for having the strength to write a book umasking the publics personna of the Bush Family. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truely an eye opening experience. It is very enlightning about this administration that seems to constantly never follow up on it's promises. This book will shock you, but is a must read!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, the real story of our current political dynasty. The tone is a little breathless but the factual narraitve is straightforward and square with the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This eye-opener should be REQUIRED READING for every voter prior to the election.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like many of her other books, I found it hard to check her sources. It is an entertaining read, she is the type of writer that you want to read her book in one session and let the housework go unfinished, but I question it's accuracy because of so little documentation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written. I'm a veteran and the this book is clearly factual. As an independent this book helped me decide who was telling the truth. I could not put this book down.
Darlene_N More than 1 year ago
It was an excellent book. Opened my eyes a whole lot. I have read all of Kitty Kelley's books and can't wait for a new one to come out. She researches in depth on her subjects. She never disappoints in my opinion.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining and insightful book into the Bush family. Although I knew some of the stuff she mentions already, there was a great deal I didnt. I didnt like the Bushes before, and am discusted now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells the real story of the Bush's. All I can say is read it, it's riveting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At last, an objective, insightful look at the Bushes as they really are beneath the fabricated veneers of image management experts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those on both sides of the political spectrum, or those firmly in the middle, this is a MUST READ! Before forming a firm opinion on all you're hearind about in the media, you MUST read this one for yourself.