American Dynasty

American Dynasty

As we will see, four generations of involvement with clandestine arms deals and European and Middle Eastern rogue banks will do that. American Dynasty is on the one hand a book about economics, history, and politics in the era that ...

Author: Kevin Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200803

Category: History

Page: 416

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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. As America—and the world—holds its breath for the 2004 presidential election, American Dynasty explains how it happened and what it all means.
Categories: History

Adams An American Dynasty

Adams  An American Dynasty


Author: Francis Russell

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612307855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 575

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John and Abigail Adams and their descendants have profoundly influenced life in the United States for more than two centuries. From the great political and philosophical contributions of Founding Father and President John Adams, the roster of Adams luminaries is unprecedented: diplomat and sixth president, John Quincy Adams; pre-Civil War “Voice of Honor,” Charles Francis Adams; and authors Henry and Brook Adams. The story of the Adams dynasty is as impressive and compelling as its legacy. Here it is.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Rockefellers An American Dynasty

The Rockefellers  An American Dynasty

Peter Collier, David Horowitz. The Rockefellers An American Dynasty by Peter Collier and David Horowitz Published by Plunkett Lake Press, February 2022 © 1976 by Peter Collier and David Horowitz Cover by Front Cover.

Author: Peter Collier

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography


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This is the story of an American dynasty: the father, who built the fortune, the son who cleansed the name, the brothers who manipulated both the name and the fortune to their own ends, and the cousins who often wish they had inherited neither. Cast against the backdrop of America’s history is a spectacular array of characters: a bigamist, a robber baron, a philanthropist, a world-weary cynic, a drifting divorcee, polluters, environmentalists, art lovers and money manipulators. “[An] absorbing history of the Rockefeller family... a swiftly paced, extensively researched work of social history, a tale of family tensions and neuroses, of successes and failures in private and in public, all of it unfolding against a backdrop of money, influence and power.” — Steven R. Weisman, The New York Times “[A]n exceptionally good book” — John Kenneth Galbraith, The New York Review of Books “[Collier and Horowitz] present a sensitive family biography, more wistful than angry, more concerned with the impact of immense wealth on individual personality than on society. The authors received special access to the Rockefeller family archives.” — Gaddis Smith, Foreign Affairs “A startling tale emerges, shattering all we know and believe about the Rockefellers, destroying the legend brutally with significant revelations and — yet — winning a depth of sympathy for Rockefellers which three generations of PR men have not been able to manufacture.” — William Greider, Washington Post Book World “A skillful portrait of great wealth... A vast sweep of world-shaping episodes, dates and names.” — The Houston Chronicle “Impressive and intelligent... skillfully organized and presented so that it matters — not only to those curious about Rockefellers but to anyone curious about money and power in our society.” — Newsweek
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Historical Fiction

American Historical Fiction

(Series: An American Dynasty, 3) Genre(s): Domestic Fiction. ♢ 1745. Celebration! New York: Bantam, 1989. 339 pp. Whip Holt and his family celebrate the centennial of the United States. (Series: Wagons West, 24) Genre(s): Western ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573560672

Category: American fiction

Page: 416

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"Organized by time period, the entries include author, title, date of publication, number of pages, content notes, setting, main characters, and, where applicable, genres, awards, and series/sequel information ... This work should be a boon to reader's advisory and collection development librarians needing to build specific areas of the collection." Libr J.
Categories: American fiction

Modern American Political Dynasties A Study of Power Family and Political Influence

Modern American Political Dynasties  A Study of Power  Family  and Political Influence

Hess, America's Political Dynasties, 5. 10. Herskowitz, Duty, Honor, Country, 94. 11. Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (New York: Viking, 2004), 20. 12.

Author: Kathleen A. Gronnerud

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854439

Category: History

Page: 362

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This collection of entries offers a front seat view of the rise, reign, and fall of powerful modern political families and examines the effects they have had on political, social, and economic issues in American society. • Profiles prominent political families such as the Bushes, Kennedys, and Roosevelts as well as powerful state and regional families including the Browns, Cuomos, Daleys and Udalls in chapters authored by historians and political scientists with established expertise • Offers a robust bibliography and At-a-glance family tree in each chapter • Includes multiple analytical summary tables in the conclusion
Categories: History

American Government and the Vision of the Democrats

American Government and the Vision of the Democrats

Kevin Phillips , American Dynasty ( New York : Penguin Books , 2004 ) . 118 . 4. Roger Daniels , Guarding the Golden Door ( New York : Hill and Wang , a division of Far- rar , Straus and Giroux , 2004 ) , 219-223 . 5.

Author: Mark Louis Latour

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761835768

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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This work is a comprehensive introduction to the most important issues facing American citizens and their government. It addresses various interpretations of the proper role of government with a view towards the Democrats re-working of such integral issues as: - States' rights - Societal affluence and social needs - Campaign finance reform - Media Consolidation - America's climbing debt ceiling - China's military and political expansion - Manufacturing's decline - Job outsourcing - The disappearance of pension plans - The whittling away of America's middle class - America's inadequate health care system - Environmental degradation - America's vanishing family farms
Categories: Political Science

The Myth of American Diplomacy

The Myth of American Diplomacy

Phillips, American Theocracy; Fox, Jesus in America, 385, 15–17; Martin, With God on Our Side; Phillips, American Dynasty, 230–33, 89; Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 20, 2004; Meyerowitz, ed.,History and September 11th,18. 35.

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300150131

Category: History

Page: 389

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In this major reconceptualization of the history of U.S. foreign policy, Walter Hixson engages with the entire sweep of that history, from its Puritan beginnings to the twenty-first century’s war on terror. He contends that a mythical national identity, which includes the notion of American moral superiority and the duty to protect all of humanity, has had remarkable continuity through the centuries, repeatedly propelling America into war against an endless series of external enemies. As this myth has supported violence, violence in turn has supported the myth. The Myth of American Diplomacy shows the deep connections between American foreign policy and the domestic culture from which it springs. Hixson investigates the national narratives that help to explain ethnic cleansing of Indians, nineteenth-century imperial thrusts in Mexico and the Philippines, the two World Wars, the Cold War, the Iraq War, and today’s war on terror. He examines the discourses within America that have continuously inspired what he calls our “pathologically violent foreign policy.” The presumption that, as an exceptionally virtuous nation, the United States possesses a special right to exert power only encourages violence, Hixson concludes, and he suggests some fruitful ways to redirect foreign policy toward a more just and peaceful world.
Categories: History

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History 2 volumes

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History  2 volumes

Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Fahrenheit 9/11. 2006. Directed by Michael Moore. Lions Gate Films. Kelley, Kitty. 2004.

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858116

Category: History

Page: 950

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This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories
Categories: History

America Right or Wrong An Anatomy of American Nationalism

America Right or Wrong   An Anatomy of American Nationalism

Cf. Phillips, American Dynasty, p. 233. 24. Matthew xii 30, cited in Henry Ward Beecher's sermon at the start of the Civil War, "The Battle Set in Array," in Cherry, God's New Israel, pp. 169-183. 25. David Frum and Richard Perle, ...

Author: Anatol Lieven Senior Associate for Foreign and Security Policy Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198037678

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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"America keeps a fine house," Anatol Lieven writes, "but in its cellar there lives a demon, whose name is nationalism." In this controversial critique of America's role in the world, Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by the special character of our national identity, which embraces two contradictory features. One, "The American Creed," is a civic nationalism which espouses liberty, democracy, and the rule of law. It is our greatest legacy to the world. But our almost religious belief in the "Creed" creates a tendency toward a dangerously "messianic" element in American nationalism, the desire to extend American values and American democracy to the whole world, irrespective of the needs and desires of others. The other feature, populist (or what is sometimes called "Jacksonian") nationalism, has its roots in an aggrieved, embittered, and defensive White America, centered largely in the American South. Where the "Creed" is optimistic and triumphalist, Jacksonian nationalism is fed by a profound pessimism and a sense of personal, social, religious, and sectional defeat. Lieven examines how these two antithetical impulses have played out in recent US policy, especially in the Middle East and in the nature of U.S. support for Israel. He suggests that in this region, the uneasy combination of policies based on two contradictory traditions have gravely undermined U.S. credibility and complicated the war against terrorism. It has never been more vital that Americans understand our national character. This hard-hitting critique directs a spotlight on the American political soul and on the curious mixture of chauvinism and idealism that has driven the Bush administration.
Categories: Political Science

Jeb and the Bush Crime Family

Jeb  and the Bush Crime Family

The Inside Story of an American Dynasty Roger Stone, Saint John Hunt. 89. “Election 2016: Jeb Bush Leveraged Political Connections for Clients and Allies After Leaving Florida Governorship, Emails Show.” International Business Times.

Author: Roger Stone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510706750

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 720

"This book is very tough." - President Donald Trump Jeb and the Bush Crime Family is the book that smashes through the layers of lies and secrecy that has surrounded and protected our country's very own political dynasty. New York Times bestselling author and legendary political insider, Roger Stone lashes out with a blistering indictment that exposes the true history and monumental hypocrisy of the Bushes. In his usual “go for the jugular” style, Stone collaborates with Saint John Hunt—author, musician, and son of legendary CIA operative E. Howard Hunt—to make this a “no-holds-barred” history of the Bush family. The authors reveal Jeb to be a smug, entitled autocrat who both uses and hides behind his famous name as he mingles with international drug peddlers. They show how Jeb: Received a $4 million taxpayer bailout when his daddy was Vice President Used his insider status to make millions from Obamacare Avoided criminal prosecution on a fraudulent Federal loan Hypocritically supports the War on Drugs, despite his own shocking drug history After detailing the vast litany of Jeb’s misdeeds, Stone travels back to Samuel, Prescott, George H. W., and George W. Bush to weave an epic story of privilege, greed, corruption, drug profiteering, assassination, and lies. Jeb and the Bush Crime Family will have you asking, “Why aren't these people in prison?”
Categories: Political Science