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House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties

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Newsbreaking and controversial — an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security.

House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence?

The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity. With the Bush family, the Saudis hit a gusher — direct access to presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. To trace the amazing weave of Saud-Bush connections, Unger interviewed three former directors of the CIA, top Saudi and Israeli intelligence officials, and more than one hundred other sources. His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive — including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake.

Like Bob Woodward's The Veil, Unger's House of Bush, House of Saud features unprecedented reportage; like Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? Unger's book offers a political counter-narrative to official explanations; this deeply sourced account has already been cited by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, and sets 9/11, the two Gulf Wars, and the ongoing Middle East crisis in a new context: What really happened when America's most powerful political family became seduced by its Saudi counterparts?

Review:

"[P]otentially explosive....[W]hether one buys Unger's arguments or not, there's little doubt that with this intensely researched, well-written book he has poured more flame onto the political fires of 2004." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Unger tells a story well and has a flair for describing the affinities...between rich Saudis and rich Americans." Washington Post

Review:

"As chilling as it is gripping...impossible to stop reading." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

"Revealing...Mandatory reading for every member of any 9/11 investigation panel — even the one appointed by the president...Intensely researched and well-documented...illuminating, disturbing." Fort Worth Star Telegram

Review:

"Americans who want to understand an important aspect of what has gone wrong with the Bush 'War on Terrorism' must read Craig Unger's stunning investigative story." Joe Conason, Salon.com columnist and author of Big Lies

Synopsis:

Newsbreaking and controversial — an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security.

House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence?

The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity. With the Bush family, the Saudis hit a gusher — direct access to presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. To trace the amazing weave of Saud- Bush connections, Unger interviewed three former directors of the CIA, top Saudi and Israeli intelligence officials, and more than one hundred other sources. His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive — including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake.

Like Bob Woodward's The Veil, Unger's House of Bush, House of Saud features unprecedented reportage; like Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? Unger's book offers a political counter-narrative to official explanations; this deeply sourced account has already been cited by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, and sets 9/11, the two Gulf Wars, and the ongoing Middle East crisis in a new context: What really happened when America's most powerful political family became seduced by its Saudi counterparts?

Synopsis:

Newsbreaking and controversial, an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the 30-year relationship between the Bush family and the house of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security.

About the Author

Craig Unger was deputy editor of the New York Observer and editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine. He has written about George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush for the New Yorker, Esquire, and Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743253390
Author:
Unger, Craig
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-pp photo insert (16 photos)
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 17.85 oz

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History and Social Science » Middle East » Arabian Peninsula
History and Social Science » Politics » Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
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Product details 384 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743253390 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[P]otentially explosive....[W]hether one buys Unger's arguments or not, there's little doubt that with this intensely researched, well-written book he has poured more flame onto the political fires of 2004."
"Review" by , "Unger tells a story well and has a flair for describing the affinities...between rich Saudis and rich Americans."
"Review" by , "As chilling as it is gripping...impossible to stop reading."
"Review" by , "Revealing...Mandatory reading for every member of any 9/11 investigation panel — even the one appointed by the president...Intensely researched and well-documented...illuminating, disturbing."
"Review" by , "Americans who want to understand an important aspect of what has gone wrong with the Bush 'War on Terrorism' must read Craig Unger's stunning investigative story."
"Synopsis" by , Newsbreaking and controversial — an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security.

House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence?

The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity. With the Bush family, the Saudis hit a gusher — direct access to presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. To trace the amazing weave of Saud- Bush connections, Unger interviewed three former directors of the CIA, top Saudi and Israeli intelligence officials, and more than one hundred other sources. His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive — including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake.

Like Bob Woodward's The Veil, Unger's House of Bush, House of Saud features unprecedented reportage; like Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? Unger's book offers a political counter-narrative to official explanations; this deeply sourced account has already been cited by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, and sets 9/11, the two Gulf Wars, and the ongoing Middle East crisis in a new context: What really happened when America's most powerful political family became seduced by its Saudi counterparts?

"Synopsis" by , Newsbreaking and controversial, an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the 30-year relationship between the Bush family and the house of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security.
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