First Son:
George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty

REVIEWS

"Authoritative"
—FRANK RICH, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

"Excellent"
—LARS-ERIK NELSON, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

 

"A must read … a fascinating personality portrait of an ambitious, ornery and intensely competitive man"
—RICHARD DUNHAM, BUSINESS WEEK

 

"Has color and depth and seriousness"
—SCOTT SHERMAN, WASHINGTON POST

 

"The first and most authoritative Bush biography, Bill Minutaglio opens up the Bush dynasty so the rest of America can understand how a guy named 'Dubya' could amass a campaign fortune, dazzle pundits and skyrocket to front-runner status before most American even knew the 2000 race had begun"
—BOB KEMPER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

"A deft and convincing portrait"
—GEORGE WILL, WASHINGTON POST

 

"I could discern no evident bias, either adulatory or cynical … "
—COLUMNIST DAVID BRODER

 

"With a style reminiscent of Tom Wolfe and Richard Ben Cramer—even Hunter Thompson (without the gonzo quotient), Bill Minutaglio takes the reader on a romp through Texas politics" —C. FRASIER SMITH, THE BALTIMORE SUN

 

"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 that wants to learn how the game is really played should study the Bush dynasty."
—MARIO PUZO, AUTHOR OF THE GODFATHER

 

"The book will be a dog-eared reference for politicos and journalists and anyone else … Minutaglio captures the Machiavellian maneuvers of Washington political aides and the wacky, often hardball antics of Texas politics with dead-on accuracy"
—WENDY BENJAMINSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

 

"Excellent"
—ANDREW SULLIVAN, THE NEW REPUBLIC

 

"One of those very rare nonfiction books that captures the trifecta—wonderfully readable, impeccably reported, and revealing"
—BUZZ BISSINGER, AUTHOR "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS