By Kevin Phillips
An acerbic, withering account of the ascent of the Bush relations to the head of the yank political and social elite and the consequences of the dynasty's carry on strength for democracy in the USA. With an unerring intuition for fakery and humbug,Phillips strains the convoluted path of Bush lying via 3 generations. the image he paints of a kin keen to do something to carry strength and a rustic so craven as to vote for it's either very humorous and fully dismaying in equivalent degree.
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American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips