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First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty [Abridged, Audiobook] [CD]

Bill Minutaglio , Roscoe Born
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The Bush family represents one of America's most formidable political dynasties--beginning with the election of Prescott Bush to the U.S. senate in 1948 and continuing through 1988, when George W. Bush won a landslide re-election as Governor of Texas and his younger brother Jeb Bush was elected Governor of Florida.  Of course, the generational line between these men of former President George Bush, whose accomplishments have been a daunting factor in the lives of his sons.

Veteran Texas reporter and long-time Bush observer Bill Minutaglio has written the most authoritative and insightful work to date on the First Son.  Minutaglio interviewed Bush's friends and family, his old drinking buddies and Yale classmates, associates from his days as an oilman and owner of the Texas Rangers, and the politicians who have seen Bush up close in action.  Minutaglio even gained access to George W. Bush himself.

Written with authority, verve and a flair for the wild ways of Texas, First Son will be the political story of 2000.

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Advance praise for First Son

"First Son is one of those very rare nonfiction books that captures the trifecta--wonderfully readable, impeccably reported, and revealing. Bill Minutaglio has captured that insane and marvelous state of mind called Texas. He has also captured the ups and downs of what it is like to grow up in the shadow of a very, very famous father. Surely an important political book on the man who may well be our next president, but also a personal and poignant one."
--Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City


"First Son, the first biography of George W. Bush, is thorough, colorful, revealing, and compelling--certain to serve as an essential political bible for the 2000 presidential campaign."
--David Maraniss, Washington Post reporter and author of First in His Class


"First Son is an intriguing and illuminating portrait of the way an American family has wielded power and influence in business and politics for three generations. Any family--nuclear or otherwise--that wants to learn how the game is really played should study the Bush dynasty."
--Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather and The Last Don


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  • CD
  • 出版社: Random House Audio; Abridged版 (1999/10/12)
  • 言語: 英語, 英語, 英語
  • ISBN-10: 0375410228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375410222
  • 発売日: 1999/10/12
  • 商品パッケージの寸法: 12.5 x 14.6 x 2.6 cm
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( first, please see the Editorial Reviews and Table of Contents above, as well as on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk )
Relatively comprehensive account on the life of George W, including that of his political dynasty of a family, and of his own--both before marriage, and with his wife and children. Stops just before he came to the presidency, therefore able to sidestep the question of whether he is a bad or a good president. As all biographies should be--narratives before commentaries.
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5つ星のうち 5.0 A great read 1999/10/20
By カスタマー - (Amazon.com)
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What an enjoyable, informative read. I didn't know much about George W. Bush other than he's raised a lot of campaign money as a Republican presidential candidate. But like Richard Ben Cramer's classic WHAT IT TAKES, or David Maraniss's FIRST IN HIS CLASS about Bill Clinton's early years, this is a terrific, broad look at the man and where he came from, his family, his personality, his accomplishments and failures. I feel like I know "George W" after reading this book. The author of FIRST SON deserves a tip of the hat, not only for putting together a biography that provides great background on this politician, but also for writing a very entertaining book.
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5つ星のうち 5.0 well balanced, well written, well thought out 1999/11/3
By Mark - (Amazon.com)
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If you are looking for tabloid like Bush Bashing, don't look here (you might try The Father's Son, that one is quite good at trying to instill some what outdated class war fare dribble). This particular book is extremely well balanced. If you love the Bush clan, or hate them, you will find something within. Personally, I found it an insightful and interesting tale of one of our nations most powerful pollitical families. Is George W qualified to be President? Well that is a question that only time will answer. My thoughts are he is as qualified as the guy we have recently given the nod to twice, except, maybe George will actually care more for the country than himself. He does seem to learn and grow. Now that would be a pleasant change. However one thing is for certain, the Bush family is a political dynasty (now more impressive than the Kennedys) and the people of Texas sincerely love both of their Georges.
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5つ星のうち 5.0 Terrific and well-balanced 2000/11/28
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This biography ought to be read by everyone, "W" supporter or not. It's insightful, clear, colorful and gives a great sense of background about this man's early years. Minutaglio is a real WRITER who doesn't have any apparent political agenda other than giving readers the information they need to make their own decisions. Since it looks like the man may be president, this book will -- without doubt -- become THE info. source. I've lent it to several friends who also praise it highly. If it were out in paperback, they would have bought copies for themeselves...
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5つ星のうち 4.0 Good introduction to the candidate 1999/10/19
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With a style unlike other quicky biographies of public figures, this book gives the curious a look at George W. Bush's life and some discussion of his policy. Party hacks will be disappointed, as the book is short of scandal or on sympathetic appraisal. It does give a good primer on how the scandal stories have never risen above the level of uncomfirmed rumor. One seeking an indepth discussion of policy too, may be disappointed, as the book is light on Bush's accomplishments as governor of Texas. But it is an unbiased analysis of the man's life and his rise to power. I'm sure both Bush's campaign and those running against him will have plenty of good and bad to spread around in the next year. This is a good place to look at the man's life.
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Some of the widely known details were given a different perspective and I formed a better opinion of this president. Well worth the time and effort to read!
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