We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty | [Peter Schweizer, Rochelle Schweizer]

The Bushes: Portrait of a 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.
Regular Price:$51.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2004 Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer; (P)2004 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"The book provides illuminating insights into the internal dynamics of the Bush family dynasty and the often intense rivalries among Bush men while charting the rightward evolution of the family's politicians." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.5 (26 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.5 (6 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (6 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 05-20-15
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    49
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting snapshot"

    The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty is a book that got clearance from those mentioned that’s clear but the book does provide insight into a family has played a role in American public life for over 50 years. The authors make clear that what drives the family forward is loyalty and interpersonal relationships, this helps one understand statements and situations that may on the face of it may seem inexplicable that is the big takeaway here. While the book has bias, I would not put it on the level of hagiography

    Robertson Dean kept my interest throughout and gave a solid performance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M Gaithersburg, WA, USA 06-03-04
    M Gaithersburg, WA, USA 06-03-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    143
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very well researched"

    Very interesting research about a great family and a great president...

    11 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.