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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Unger Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9780743539340
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How did the Bushes, America's most powerful political family, become gradually seduced by and entangled with their Saudi counterparts?

Why did the Bush administration approve the secret airlift of 140 Saudis, including two dozen relatives of Osama bin Laden, just after September 11? Did one of the Saudi royals on the planes have any advance knowledge of the attacks?

What specifically chosen words did George W. Bush say on national television during the 2000 election campaign to trigger Muslim support? How did the Saudi-funded Islamic groups propel Bush to victory in Florida, thus winning him the presidency?

The answers to these questions lie in a largely hidden relationship between the House of Bush and the House of Saud that began in the mid-1970s. An amazing weave of money, power and influence, it takes place all over the globe and involves war, covert operations and huge deals in the oil and defense industries. But, most horrifying of all, the secret liason between the two families helped trigger the Age of Terror and give rise to the tragedy of 9/11. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unger has done America and the world a huge favor by clearly and precisely documenting how the Bush inner circle is in the very deep pockets of the brutal Saudi dictators.” 

    Michael Moore, director of Fahrenheit 9/11

  • “This is a very powerful, well-researched and sober book that leaves the reader both enlightened and more than a little disturbed.” 

    Guardian (London)

  • “Potentially explosive…Unger…pieces together the highly unusual and close personal and financial relationships between the Bush family and the ruling family of Saudi Arabia—and questions the implications for Bush’s preparedness, or possible lack thereof, for September 11…There’s little doubt that with this intensely researched, well written book he has poured more flame onto the political fires of 2004.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Unger’s] evidence is persuasive and reveals a devastating story of Orwellian proportions, replete with political deception, shifting allegiances, and lethal global consequences…President Bush insists that we will prevail, yet as Unger so effectively concludes, ‘Never before has an American president been so closely tied to a foreign power that harbors and supports our country's mortal enemies.’” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 5/29/2010

    " good audio book, though it was abridged. makes you realize how little control we have.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 3/13/2010

    " Amazing, the things that went on right under our noses... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/11/2009

    " A comprehensive must read for the political,socioeconomical junkie. Read it, buy it before it's banned or out of print. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sitta | 11/15/2008

    " jurnalisme investigasi yang mencengangkan tentang kerajaan Saudi dan para Pangeran yang untouchable... tapi aku meragukan keakuratan informasi ttg Taliban "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hasa | 10/28/2008

    " Banyak cerita tersembunyi menyangkut hubungan rahasia dua dinasti tersebut mulai dari masa lalu tatkala Bush Senior memimpin AS hingga kini ketika putranya mewarisi tahta itu "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/29/2008

    " A lot to chew on about our involvement in the Middle East, and the consequences of our dependence on Saudi oil. Business, politics, and religion can combine in very dangerous ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/8/2008

    " A very disturbing book. Another one of those books that was cited often enough, I felt I should read it, and I wasn't let down. "

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About the Author
Craig Unger is the author of the New York Times bestselling House of Bush, House of Saud. He appears frequently as an analyst on CNN, the ABC Radio Network, and other broadcast outlets. The former deputy editor of The New York Observer and editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine, he has written about George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush for The New YorkerEsquire, and Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City. 
About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.