The Zelig of American History
How do you go about writing a book about one of the most powerful dynasties on earth?
That’s the challenge special guest Russ Baker faced when he first considered writing about the Bush family; a tribe that encompasses two U.S. Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors, two Presidents and innumerable bankers and businessmen.
The book took five years to write and is a meticulous piece of research (there are over a thousand footnotes). According to the late Gore Vidal, Family of Secrets is “one of the most important books of the past ten years”. Dan Rather – who you can hear right here on Radio Litopia’s Debriefer show – called it “a tour de force. ” “It’s made me rethink”, he says, “even those events I witnessed with my own eyes”.
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