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Author Unger, Craig.

Title The fall of the house of Bush : the untold story of how a band of true believers seized the executive branch, started the Iraq War, and still imperils America's future / Craig Unger
Published New York : Scribner, [2007]


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Description vii, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Oedipus Tex -- Redeemer nation -- Birth of the neocons -- The foreshadowing -- Into the fray -- The prodigal son -- The age of unreason -- First son -- The righteous assassin -- Ripe for the plucking -- Dog whistle politics -- Grandmaster Cheney -- Cheney's gambit -- In the shadows -- Fear : the marketing campaign -- The good soldier -- Season of mirth -- An angel directs the storm
Summary "The presidency of George W. Bush has led to arguably the worst foreign policy decision in the history of the United States - the war in Iraq. How did this happen? Bush's fateful decision was rooted in events that began decades ago, and until now this story has never been fully told." "From Craig Unger, the author of House of Bush, House of Saud, comes an account of the secret relationship between neoconservative policy makers and the Christian Right, and how they assaulted the most vital safeguards of America's constitutional democracy while pushing the country into the catastrophic quagmire in the Middle East that is getting worse day by day."
"Through interviews with figures in the Christian Right, the neoconservative movement, the Bush administration, and sources close to the Bush family, as well as intelligence agents in the CIA, the Pentagon, and Israel, Unger argues that the Bush administration's certainty that it could bend history to its will has carried America into the disastrous war in Iraq, dooming Bush's presidency to failure and costing America thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Far from ensuring our security, the Iraq War may be seen as a great strategic pivot point in history that could ignite wider war in the Middle East, particularly in Iran." "The Fall of the House of Bush stands as the most comprehensive and dramatic account of how and why George W. Bush took America to war in Iraq."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
LC no. 2007040287
ISBN 074328075X hardback
9780743280754 hardback