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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, Harry Chase

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:34