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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kitty Kelley Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the First Lady of unauthorized, tell-all biography, this is the first real inside-look at the most powerful—and secretive—family in the world. From Senator Prescott Bush’s alcoholism, to his son George Herbert Walker Bush’s infidelities, to George Walker Bush’s religious conversion, shady financial deals, and military manipulations, Kitty Kelley captures the portrait of a family that has whitewashed its own story almost out of existence.

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  • This is a story of power, sex and betrayal--but mostly of power. The New York Times Book Review
  • A thoroughly researched piece of work. Ms. Kelley clearly devoured and digested the extant literature on the family. The New York Times
  • Kelley's account of the rise and fall of the Bush family is both inspirational and cautionary. She convincingly shows that good looks, energy, athleticism, ambition, felicitous marriages and social networking can compensate for intellectual ordinariness. The Washington Post Book World
  • The Family . . . has left few stones unturned. . . . Kelley has brought new information to bear on a family that, for better or worse, deserves her kind of royal treatment. The New York Times Book Review
  • A sweeping indictment of the mind-set of the [Bush] family, that they grew up feeling that this was their due. Garry Trudeau, The Charlie Rose Show
  • Despite the best efforts of the media, the public is gaining insight into their president as the facts leak out and as Kitty Kelley's The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, tops the sales chart. Newsday
  • Kelley nails the evidence and, although the secretive Bush family will not like it, demonstrates beyond doubt what the American press dared not print. The Guardian
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 2/9/2014

    " Some interesting things, but not well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " In the middle of this one. If has it's slow moments and it can be hard to keep the family tree straight when you're reading it but it's fairly entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katherine | 2/3/2014

    " Her entire purpose seemed to humiliate and ridicule rather than reveal and inquire...she's a small-minded, cheezy, hack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 12/9/2013

    " Ok, I've never read anything by Kitty Kelley before and I was intrigued to see if it is all that it is cracked up to be. Yes, ultimately I liked it; but in truth, I wanted MORE DIRT! I thought it would be really scandalous (and of course from the Bush family perspective it was) but I wanted MORE! There were some very interesting tid-bits that I never knew (especially about Bush 41's love life) but it wasn't all that exciting in the end. My other criticism was that she spent A LOT of time on Prescott Bush, less time on Bush 41 and even less on W. Oh well. It was still worth the read, and I look forward to reading some of her other books (on the Royal family, Frank Sinatra, Oprah, etc) "

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