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The Resource American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush, Kevin Phillips

American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush, Kevin Phillips

Label
American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush
Title
American dynasty
Title remainder
aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Phillips
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A critical portrait of the Bush political dynasty describes their rise to power over the course of four generations, arguing that the Bush family has used its financial and social empire to gain the White House. The Bushes are the family nobody really knows, says Kevin Phillips. This popular lack of acquaintance, nurtured by gauzy imagery of Maine summer cottages, gray-haired national grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers, and cowboy boots has let national politics create a dynasticized presidency that would have horrified America's founding fathers. They, after all, had led a revolution against a succession of royal Georges. In this devastating book, onetime Republican strategist Phillips reveals how four generations of Bushes have ascended the ladder of national power since World War One, becoming entrenched within the American establishment, Yale, Wall Street, the Senate, the CIA, the vice presidency, and the presidency, through a recurrent flair for old-boy networking, national security involvement, and political deception. By uncovering relationships and connecting facts with new clarity, Phillips comes to a stunning conclusion: The Bush family has systematically used its financial and social empire, its aristocracy, to gain the White House, thereby subverting the very core of American democracy. In their ambition, the Bushes ultimately reinvented themselves with brilliant timing, twisting and turning from silver spoon Yankees to born-again evangelical Texans
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Kevin
Dewey number
  • 973.928/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E882
LC item number
.P48 2004b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George
  • Bush, George W.
  • Bush family
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Politicians
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Wealth
  • Political corruption
Label
American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush, Kevin Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The not-quite-royal family -- The dynastization of America -- The first American restoration -- Texanomics and compassionate conservatism -- The Enron-Halliburton administration -- Armaments and men : the Bush dynasty and the national security state -- The American presidency and the rise of the Religious Right -- Indiana Bush and the axis of evil -- The wars of the Texas succession -- Afterword : Machiavelli and the American dynastic moment
Control code
ocm56806160
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780143034315
Lccn
2004558807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56806160
Label
American dynasty : aristocracy, fortune, and the politics of deceit in the house of Bush, Kevin Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The not-quite-royal family -- The dynastization of America -- The first American restoration -- Texanomics and compassionate conservatism -- The Enron-Halliburton administration -- Armaments and men : the Bush dynasty and the national security state -- The American presidency and the rise of the Religious Right -- Indiana Bush and the axis of evil -- The wars of the Texas succession -- Afterword : Machiavelli and the American dynastic moment
Control code
ocm56806160
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780143034315
Lccn
2004558807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56806160

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