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House of Bush, house of Saud [the secret relationship between the world's two most powerful dynasties]
Unger, Craig.
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New York : Simon & Schuster, [2004]

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5 audio discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Audiobook on CD


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Author Notes

Craig Unger is an American journalist and writer, based in New York City. He is a graduate of Harvard University. His career includes former deputy editor of The New York Observer and former editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Esquire, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and other publications. He has appeared as an analyst on MSNBC, CNN, the ABC Radio Network, and other broadcast outlets. He is the author of Blue Blood; House of Bush, House of Saud; The Fall of the House of Bush; American Armageddon; Boss Rove; When Women Win (with co-author Ellen Malcolm); and House of Trump, House of Putin.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this potentially explosive book, investigative journalist Unger, who has written for the New Yorker, Esquire and Vanity Fair, pieces together the highly unusual and close personal and financial relationships between the Bush family and the ruling family of Saudi Arabia?and questions the implications for Bush's preparedness, or possible lack thereof, for September 11. What could forge such an unlikely alliance between the leader of the free world and the leaders of a stifling Islamic theocracy? First and foremost, according to Unger, is money. He compiles figures in an appendix indicating over $1.4 billion worth of business between the Saudi royal family and businesses tied (sometimes loosely) to the House of Bush, ranging from donations to the Bush presidential library to investments with the Carlyle Group (?a well-known player in global commerce? for which George H.W. Bush has been a senior advisor and his secretary of state, James Baker, is a partner), to deals with Halliburton, of which Dick Cheney was CEO. James Baker?s law firm even defended the House of Saud in a lawsuit brought by relatives of victims of September 11. Unger also questions whether the Bush grew so complacent about the Saudis that his administration ignored then White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke?s repeated warnings and recommendations about the Saudis and al-Qaeda. Another question raised by Unger?s research is whether millions in Saudi money given to U.S. Muslim groups may have delivered a crucial block of Muslim votes to George W. Bush in 2000?and it?s questions like that will make some readers wonder whether Unger is applying a chainsaw to issues that should be dissected with a scalpel. But whether 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. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

Unger, who spilled the beans on the Bush administration's spiriting Saudis out of the country after September 11 in a Vanity Fair story, here expands on his findings. An embargoed book. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.