Review: Family of Secrets – The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years

5 Star, America (Founders, Current Situation), Atrocities & Genocide, Congress (Failure, Reform), Corruption, Crime (Corporate), Crime (Government), Culture, Research, Economics, Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Impeachment & Treason, Intelligence (Public), Misinformation & Propaganda, Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Threats (Emerging & Perennial)
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Russ Baker

5.0 out of 5 stars Tough reading, desperately needs charts and graphs and a proper web site,August 4, 2011

I sat down to write a review and realized that the top review is a very good summary, and has a number of comments that provide specific new information and also recommend two other books, so what I have decided to do, as a direct complement to the top review by Richard Cumming, is provide links to the other books mentioned in the comments, and then add some of my own. I strongly recommend all the comments on the review be read.

The book desperately needs social networking graphics and its own web site. Although the author, who sent me the book, has a web site by the book's title, it is focused on video clips and is not an extension of the book. Public intelligence is now at a point where all that needs to be known is large known, but it cannot be aggregated and made sense of for lack of a public intelligence ability to do data mining and data visualization in a very structured continuous manner.

Here are two books recommended by those commenting on the top review

Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies [Hardcover]

The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal

Here are two books recommended by the first comment on this review:

Pete Brewton's “The Mafia, the CIA, & George Bush” and “Outlaw Bank”

Here are books I have reviewed that I recommend:

Cannot complete. Amazon has refused to take this seriously in three email exchanges. I've cleared cache, done everything they asked, and Insert a Product Link is simply not working for ANY book.

As of 5 August Insert a Product Link is still broken and Amazon is ignoring my urging to get serious. It may only be this book and this review, but they are simply not equipped to trouble-shoot this.

Other books I would recommend:

Bush Tragedy
VICE: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
Weapons of Mass Deception
The Octopus
Running on Empty
Grand Illusion

See all my book reviews at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog. Not going to write any more reviews until Amazon gets it together.

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