Interview with Russ Baker at Buzzflash

Mark Karlin at Buzzflash just posted a new interview with Russ Baker about Family of Secrets. Here’s a taste:

BuzzFlash: What is the biggest “bombshell” in Family of Secrets?

Russ Baker: Based on early feedback, I’d say there are a number of contenders. Could be the four chapters of never-before-revealed facts surrounding the JFK assassination. Or the evidence I have uncovered suggesting a new interpretation of Watergate. Some are most intrigued by the new examples of George W. as a naughty fellow and moral hypocrite — including on the matter of abortion. And some say that my examination of W.’s military service record is especially effective in settling the dispute over whether this eager-beaver “warrior king” skipped out on his own military obligations. Finally, some are most struck by the new evidence of a cynical calculation behind George W’s so-called religious rebirth.

For me, the big story is simply the cumulative sense, based on hundreds and hundreds of fresh facts, of the extent to which elites write our history. And the realization that, as we flee the Bush years, we remain utterly in the dark about so much.

Family of Secrets available now!


Buy now at Amazon, 30% off, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or Indiebound.

Shocking in its disclosures, elegantly crafted, and faultlessly measured in its judgments, Family of Secrets is nothing less than a first historic portrait in full of the Bush dynasty and the era it shaped. From revelation to revelation, insight to insight-from the Kennedy assassination to Watergate to the oil and financial intrigues that lie behind today’s headlines-this is a sweeping drama of money and power, unseen forces, and the emblematic triumph of a lineage that sowed national tragedy. Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets is sure to take its place as one of the most startling and influential works of American history and journalism.

–-Roger Morris, author of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician and Partners in Power: The Clintons and Their America

Read more about the book at

Family of Secrets in the News:

The Huffington Post – “The Other, Darker Side of W.”

Mediabistro – “Investigating John McCain and Barack Obama”

Mediabistro – “George W. Bush Book Fever”

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