The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 737 pages
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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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User Review  - samsheep - LibraryThing

I gave up on this after giving it a good attempt. I was enjoying the historical account of Prescott Bush but there's no escaping the fact that this is a real hatchet job and some of it seems a bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oreillynsf - LibraryThing

Classic Kitty. A good beach read, or for those like me who just wanted to hate him a scosh more. But in fairness, the Kelley raison d'etre is pure hatchet job. No life could stand up to her style of "investigation." Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Kitty Kelleyis the internationally acclaimed bestselling author ofJackie Oh!;Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star;His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra;Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography; andTheRoyals. The last three titles were all #1 on theNew York Timesbestseller 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 theNew York Times, theWashington Post, theWall Street Journal,Newsweek,People,Ladies Home Journal,McCall’s, theLos Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her physician husband, Jonathan Zucker.


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