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0375433937
Author:
Kitty Kelley
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Leaders & Notable People
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English
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Random House Large Print; Large Print edition (September 14, 2004)
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1232 pages
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Random House LLC Price set by seller. Although hardly the most authoritative or the most carefully written, Kelley’s history of the Bush family nonetheless ranks among the most important books of the 2004 political season. A large part of Kelley’s influence comes, of course, from the success of her previous celebrity biographies, among them Jackie Oh!, The Royals and Elizabeth Taylor. Her book will come under a lot of fire for this practice, and with some reason.

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After Seven years of Bush in the White House, I thought it'd be interesting to find out what makes his family tick. After reading this book, I have come to the conclusion that they are all totally crazy, but that's my opinion and I digress. In this book, she writes the story of three generations of the Bush family - our current president's grandparents, parents, and GW Bush and his siblings.

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Kitty Kelley is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Jackie Oh! .

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. 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.

The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty. Newsday"Kelley nails the evidence and, although the secretive Bush family will not like it, demonstrates beyond doubt what the American press dared not print. Looking for More Great Reads?

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The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty is an unauthorized biography of the Bush family by the American investigative journalist Kitty Kelley. It was published on September 14, 2004, less than two months before the 2004 US Presidential election.

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty. Written by Kitty Kelley. Narrated by Kitty Kelley. Number One bestselling author and investigative biographer Kitty Kelley has closely examined the lives of Jacqueline Onassis, Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, and the British Royal family. The book leads us through Prescott Bush's first entrée into government at the state level in 1950s' Connecticut, to George Herbert Walker Bush's long and winding road to the White House, to his son's quick sweep into the same office.

They have wielded enormous financial power and dominated world politics for more than half a century. They have been appointed to positions of great power and have been elected as governors, congressmen, senators and presidents. They have shaped our past and, with our country at war under the leadership of their number one son, they are, more critically than ever, shaping our future.As the Bush family has risen to dominance, so too they have been master orchestrators of their own public image, acting and operating under the shield of privacy their money and status have always afforded them. Until now.Number One bestselling author and investigative biographer Kitty Kelley has closely examined the lives of Jacqueline Onassis, Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, and the British Royal family. Now the First Lady of unauthorized biography reckons with the first family of the United States—and the result is at once a rich and shocking history and a very human portrait of the world’s most powerful dynasty.An important polemic on wealth, power, and class in America, The Family is rich in texture, probing in its psychological insight, revealing in its political and financial detail, and stunning in the patterns that emerge and expose the Bush dynasty as it has never before been exposed. Ms. Kelley takes us back to the origins of the family fortune in the Ohio steel industry at the turn of the last century, through the oil deals and international business associations that have maintained and increased their wealth over the past hundred years. The book leads us through Prescott Bush’s first entrée into government at the state level in 1950s’ Connecticut, to George Herbert Walker Bush’s long and winding road to the White House, to his son’s quick sweep into the same office. Along the way, we see the complex relationships the Bushes have had with the giants of the century—Eisenhower, Nixon, Joseph McCarthy, Kissinger, Reagan, Clinton—as well as the often ruthless methods used to realize their goals.Perhaps most impressive—and surprising—is the way the book delves behind the obsessively protected public image into the family’s intimate private lives: the matriarchs, the mistresses, the marriages, the divorces, the jealousies, the hypocrisies, the golden children, and the black sheep.At a crucial point in American history, Kitty Kelley is the one person to finally tell all about the family that has, perhaps more than any other, defined our role in the modern world. This is the book the Bushes don’t want you to read. This is The Family.
  • Burirus
While this is a fascinating story, written by a competent author, the format sucks big time. It's on CD, which means that if you're driving along and you've been listening to it for 45 minutes, and then you stop to get gas or go to the bathroom, when you start the car again the disc starts at the beginning. There are no 'tracks' or other separations to rewind to. There is no way to rewind it or save you place. So, I've listened to the first 40 minutes of the first disc a multitude of times, and never progress beyond that. How tiresome. Additionally, I didn't realize I was buying used goods, but what was sent to me certainly was used goods and in very poor condition.
  • Leceri
Like all the Kelley biographies I have read, this one is well written, intriguing, and well documented. Because of the subject matter, it was also disillusioning, but that did not detract from the quality of the book. The picture Kelley paints of the Bush family is not pretty, but we should all be aware of it. If what Ms. Kelley wrote is correct, and I have no reason to suspect it was not, we "the People" have been badly duped by two presidents.
  • Arashitilar
I remember admiring this family when I was a young voter. Now, after having read Kelly's book, I can see how appearance and reality are quite different. I really don't question Kelly's word as she researches all her facts and can prove her claims. I'm just glad I'm not famous enough for her to get after me! She certainly tells the facts as they are, barr none.
  • Perilanim
A terrific read. It really gives the reader an inside look into the Bush family. All was not what it appeared to be in the public domain. The men were not the shining examples of family men that was so falsely portrayed in the Media. Money does hide the sins of prominent families. Interesting how the Kennedys have been so blatantly portrayed as sinners. Not much is ever out there about the Bush families, especially, the two Georges past lives and Laura's mysterious, hushed up motor vehicle accident that killed a young man ! Money hushed Bush family secrets but money did not hush Kennedy family secrets. Republicans need not talk about transparency !
  • Centrizius
Borrringggg! Way too much political stuff and not enough personal stuff. I was really disappointed in this book, plus it was mostly about the Bush boys, very little on the women.
  • Kifer
This volume may receive new attention with Jeb Bush's run for the WH in 2016. Will America confront a choice between two political dynasties in 2016?

Alice Roosevelt Longworth once said, "If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me." Alice would have loved sitting next to Kitty Kelley who dishes the dirt on everyone from Jackie O to Oprah!

The gossip gal, Kitty Kelley penned a vitriolic volume on the Bush clan that was published in 2005. Her readable book is a tell-all with a heavy emphasis on sex, drugs and scandal. Her work is heavily reliant upon the the contributions of anonymous sources, political enemies and unhappy ex-wives such as Sharon Bush (ex-wife of Neil) and Carol Elizabeth Gray (ex-wife of C. Boyden Gray). Kelley's early political experience was in the campaign for Eugene McCarthy so her political leanings will come as no surprise.

She is relentlessly hostile to George HW Bush and his son George W. Bush. She fails to give Bush senior much of any credit for the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. She seems to have almost no conception of the threat that Saddam Hussein represented. She writes, "He (GW Bush) declared Saddam a threat to international security and instigated no attacks outside his own borders in a decade." This may be technically true but ignores the fact that Saddam initiated a brutal war against Iran in the 1980s, invaded Kuwait in 1990 and launched SCUD missiles at Israel in 1991. Simply put, Saddam was a threat to international security who supported terrorism throughout the middle east (e.g. paying the families of suicide bombers).

The book seems to have been written at high speed with a high degree of sloppiness. On page 630, for example, she discusses Winston Churchill writing, "the wartime prime minister, whose soaring rhetoric ad, in the words of John F,. Kennedy, 'mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.'" Those words were first uttered by the CBS correspondent Edward R Murrow. JFK, when honoring Churchill, merely quoted them and forgot to attribute.

If you already hate the Bush Clan and enjoy salacious and unfounded gossip you may enjoy this book. If you are looking for an objective or balanced appraisal of a family that has served its country in public office for over three generations you should look elsewhere. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum if you seek political substance this is not really the book for you.

I must note three elements that partially redeemed the book in my eyes. First, Kelley's portrait of Senator Prescott Bush (George HW's dad) is quite affecting. She has the decency to note that, contrary to slimy internet rumor-mongering, "No intelligence documents available from that era suggest that Prescott endorsed Nazi ideal or supported Germany's rearmament." Prescott comes off as a sympathetic public servant.

Second, her work absolves George HW Bush from the ludicrous charge raised elsewhere by Russ Baker (Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years) that he had any culpability in JFK's assassination. As Kelley documents, he was in Tyler TX about to give a speech to Kiwanis when he learned of the assassination in Dallas. He graciously declined to make his speech.

Third, the funniest part of the book was the meeting between George HW Bush and Frank Sinatra (p 346) where Frank volunteered to offer his espionage services to the director of the CIA. Bush Sr revealed his considerable wit by remarking, "There is some special work you could do for us in Australia, Frank." Sinatra had recently had a fit of temper while on tour in Australia where he made insulting comments about the locals.

Lou Dobbs told Kelley that he liked George HW Bush better after reading her book because he saw "him more clearly as a human being".

Even bad books can have their moments and this one still has some entertainment value.

Christopher Kelly, Author of America Invades America Invades: How We've Invaded or been Militarily Involved with almost Every Country on Earth and Italy Invades and An Adventure in 1914: An American Family's Journey on the Brink of WWI
  • Kagaramar
KK has amassed an amazing collection of anecdotes, scrupulously documented and catalogued, which depict the First Family in all their humanity...pretty fairly and balanced, to be quite honest. I was expecting more of a gleeful Bush bashing, and was surprised to see a much more objective presentation than alot of the press had led me to expect. The Bushes, for over a century, are shown to be merely human...fallible...and more and more unimpressive with each generation.

Our current president's inane malaprops, bungles and gaffes (One of his professors summed it up superbly: "I did not judge him to be stupid, just spoiled and undisciplined." His mother's [...]-icisms, etc are all neatly and amusingly presented. Well...it could be funny if it weren't so sad. But it just proves that they're as dysfunctional as any other "normal American family."

This often reads like a Puzo novel, an enthusiastic and page turning saga where even the mud slinging is handled with considerable panache.

Check out the last Paragraph on Page 558. It sums it all up PERFECTLY.