The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years.

We Call Upon the Author

On Saturday March 14 at 5:00PM Eastern time, Russ Baker will be participating in the Firedoglake Book Salon, hosted by Marcy “Emptywheel” Wheeler.

We invite all readers to take part in this live chat with the author.

Russ Baker in Austin

Russ Baker will be taking Family of Secrets on the road for an appearance at BookPeople in Austin, Texas on March 24 at 7pm. Russ will be signing copies, answering questions, and reading from the book.

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Gore Vidal Has Something to Say

“Never pass up the opportunity to have sex or appear on television,” the eminent historian and novelist Gore Vidal once said. Living up to his own dictum, here’s Gore Vidal appearing on C-SPAN’s Book TV from the Key West Literary Conference. He has some kind things to say about Family of Secrets, beginning at about the four-minute mark:

There’s a wonderful book, by the way, I’m reading called Family of Secrets by…Russ Baker. He spent many years on it. And it’s a family — forgive me, Bushes and Bushettes — a family of criminals. Why they’re not all in jail I don’t know. If I seem a little dazed, I’ve been reading about their crimes, and proposed crimes, and how they got away with it.

High Praise

Over at BlogCritics Magazine, Jordan Richardson calls Family of Secrets “extraordinarily startling”:

While the Bush Dynasty rushes to paint a coat of golden gloss over Dubya’s “legacy,” this author and this book pushes for the truth, careful examination of the facts, fastidious criticism, and an exploration of one of the most compelling and important political dynasties in American history.

Right, left, centre, or slightly off-kilter, Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets has a story to tell that is continuously mesmerizing and, at times, extraordinarily startling.

Left, Right, and Center

Enthusiasm for Family of Secrets is coming from all across the political spectrum, from liberal blogs and establishment newspapers to right-leaning publications eager to discover the extent of the Bushes’ effect on the Republican party.

Today, listen to Russ Baker on The Lew Rockwell Show, where he discusses “the looting Bush family” with the Libertarian talk show host. (Digg here.)

When it comes to digging up answers about the recent past, we may indeed be living in a post-partisan era.


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