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The Bushes - Portrait of a Dynasty

Peter Schweizer

Get the inside story on America's most powerful political dynasty. President George W. Bush leads our nation in a time of unprecedented peril. But how well do we really know him or his remarkable family, whose history often mirrors the history of America? Now, in the first full-scale biography of the Bushes, Peter and Rochelle Schweizer trace the extraordinary trajectory of their rise to power. Through a series of exclusive, surprisingly candid interviews with members of the family and close friends, the inner workings of this very private family are revealed: their marriages and friendships; the intense sibling rivalry between George W. and Jeb Bush; divisions between father and son over the Iraq war; even Jeb Bush's plans to run for president in 2008. Never-before-seen private photos add even greater detail and depth to this fascinating family portrait. And above all, we see George W. Bush the way his family does, as an intensely driven person who has a much more complex relationship with his father than has often been portrayed in the media. Family members talk about how he deals with the stresses of the war on terrorism, why he sees it as a "religious war," and how his personal faith influences what he says and does. The Schweizers also delve into the Bushes' sensitive and secret business dealings, including their long history of involvement in the oil business. Their shrewd alliances with other American dynasties-including the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Tafts-have all helped to quietly consolidate their power within the Republican Party. Indeed, what makes the Bushes so successful is that they function less like the great political families before them and more like a high-tech startup: free-flowing, pragmatic, and opportunistic. It is this distinction that assures them an enduring presence on the nation's political stage, making The Bushes essential reading for anyone who cares about America's future. From the Hardcover edition.

Get the inside story on America's most powerful political dynasty. President George W. Bush leads our nation in a time of unprecedented peril. But how well do we really know him or his remarkable family, whose history often mirrors the history of America? Now, in the first full-scale biography of the Bushes, Peter and Rochelle Schweizer trace the extraordinary trajectory of their rise to power. Through a series of exclusive, surprisingly candid interviews with members of the family and close friends, the inner workings of this very private family are revealed: their marriages and friendships; the intense sibling rivalry between George W. and Jeb Bush; divisions between father and son over the Iraq war; even Jeb Bush's plans to run for president in 2008. Never-before-seen private photos add even greater detail and depth to this fascinating family portrait. And above all, we see George W. Bush the way his family does, as an intensely driven person who has a much more complex relationship with his father than has often been portrayed in the media. Family members talk about how he deals with the stresses of the war on terrorism, why he sees it as a "religious war," and how his personal faith influences what he says and does. The Schweizers also delve into the Bushes' sensitive and secret business dealings, including their long history of involvement in the oil business. Their shrewd alliances with other American dynasties-including the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Tafts-have all helped to quietly consolidate their power within the Republican Party. Indeed, what makes the Bushes so successful is that they function less like the great political families before them and more like a high-tech startup: free-flowing, pragmatic, and opportunistic. It is this distinction that assures them an enduring presence on the nation's political stage, making The Bushes essential reading for anyone who cares about America's future. From the Hardcover edition.
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Get the inside story on America's most powerful political dynasty. President George W. Bush leads our nation in a time of unprecedented peril. But how well do we really know him or his remarkable family, whose history often mirrors the history of America? Now, in the first full-scale biography of the Bushes, Peter and Rochelle Schweizer trace the extraordinary trajectory of their rise to power. Through a series of exclusive, surprisingly candid interviews with members of the family and close friends, the inner workings of this very private family are revealed: their marriages and friendships; the intense sibling rivalry between George W. and Jeb Bush; divisions between father and son over the Iraq war; even Jeb Bush's plans to run for president in 2008. Never-before-seen private photos add even greater detail and depth to this fascinating family portrait. And above all, we see George W. Bush the way his family does, as an intensely driven person who has a much more complex relationship with his father than has often been portrayed in the media. Family members talk about how he deals with the stresses of the war on terrorism, why he sees it as a "religious war," and how his personal faith influences what he says and does. The Schweizers also delve into the Bushes' sensitive and secret business dealings, including their long history of involvement in the oil business. Their shrewd alliances with other American dynasties-including the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Tafts-have all helped to quietly consolidate their power within the Republican Party. Indeed, what makes the Bushes so successful is that they function less like the great political families before them and more like a high-tech startup: free-flowing, pragmatic, and opportunistic. It is this distinction that assures them an enduring presence on the nation's political stage, making The Bushes essential reading for anyone who cares about America's future. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rochelle Schweizer, Robertson Dean

Length:

23h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:06


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:17


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:05


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:49


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:12


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:31


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:33


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:26


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:18


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:54


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:41


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:30


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:32


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:53


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:55


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:52


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:21


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:53


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:57


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:26


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

01:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:42


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:45


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:16


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:35


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:56


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:58


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:06


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:03


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:43


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:55


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:55


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:08


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:25


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:08


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:10


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:18


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:15


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:26


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:12


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:14


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:41


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:09


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:02


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:27


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:54


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:14


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

01:19


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:56


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:36


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

02:11


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:04


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:22


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:36


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:21


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:16


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:19


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:07


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:59


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:46


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:19


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:46


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:18


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:37


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:57


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:14


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:45


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:09


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:32


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:02


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:27


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:05


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:10


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:05


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:30


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:18


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:29


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:08

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