George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography
by Webster Griffin Tarpley
This is the groundbreaking classic expose of the Bush family, cited by all that followed it, yet still unmatched. Exhaustively documented by intensive search of dozens of archives and months of interviews with government insiders, this biography digs up all the dirt – frightening, gory, hilarious – on the Bush dynasty: how the Bushes made their fortune building up Hitler and the Nazi war machine; Iran-Contra; Zapata’s Watergate burglars; the Reagan shooting; the ‘war hero’ story; the secret government; ‘Eugenic’ population reduction plans; Kissinger, China, and genocide in the Third World; Luring Iraq to attack Kuwait; The Bush Leveraged Buyout Mob, theft of a nation; Jupiter Island, Skull and Bones, and other power bases. Essential reading as long as this Anglo-American oligarchy directs American politics, the “Unauthorised Biography” is a vivid X-ray of the presidential dynasty, and the private forces dominating both major political parties.
About the Author
Webster Griffin Tarpley is an activist and historian best known for his George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), an underground classic. An expert on international terrorism with decades of experience, he directed the study Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro? (Who Killed Aldo Moro?), which was commissioned by a member of the Italian government and published in Rome in 1978. He also co-authored American Leviathan: Administrative Fascism Under the Bush Regime (1991), which identified many tendencies which have become prominent today, and Surviving the Cataclysm (1999), an analysis of the world financial crisis. Against Oligarchy, a collection of his essays and speeches, appeared on the internet in 1996. He has appeared on CNN Crossfire, Charlie Rose, talk radio, and cable access television across North America.
Anton Chaitkin is an historian and investigative reporter. Chaitkin has written hundreds of articles on economic and political history and current affairs. His 1985 book Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, documented the takeover of U.S. policy by “blue-bloods” from their family archives.
Like father like son: During the 1930’s Chaitkin’s father, a New York attorney and Jewish political activist, carried out a legal fight against Wall Street and London financiers propping up the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler in Germany, resulting in the indictment of Prescott Bush, father of U.S. President George Bush (Sr).
He is co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, which helped decide the 1992 election against Bush. He has collaborated with Lyndon LaRouche since 1966.
- Paperback: 700 pages
- Publisher: Progressive Press; Reprint edition (October 7, 2004)
By far the best exposé of the way the US-UK governments have been taken over by rich, powerful families. — S. Felton, Amazon.com, Jan. 2003
Incredibly well-referenced… You will quickly realize that this is not ancient history, but pertains to today’s America. — Al DeReu, keepgoing.org, Spring 2003
Massive, often revelatory research. —Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty, January 2004
This book is amazing, and frightening
Wow. I can’t believe I didn’t read this when it first came out (1994), but perhaps I wasn’t as much into knowing everything about my politicians back then. I did follow GHW Bush’s career, but this book is amazing, and frightening. It is really well researched, documented, and in depth. Just confirms what I already thought I knew about the Bushes, and a whole lot more! I was especially struck by what I perceive to be the parallels between Poppy Bush’s hyperthryroid-induced wildly erratic behavior during his term as President, and Donald Trump’s behavior throughout his presidential campaign, and beyond.
Tarpley was definitely first to write coherently and comprehensively about the Bush family legacy – at a time when Americans were scratching their heads trying to figure out how his son George W. could wind up in the presidency with so little experience running anything – much less the most powerful country in the world.
The author, like Russ Baker in his more recent book about the Bush family, stresses how extremely secretive Bush senior has been about his past – which as Tarpley points out is pretty typical for someone with an extensive history as a covert CIA (before he became CIA director in 1975).
Tarpley starts back with grandfather Prescott Bush and his Nazi connections and the initiation of three generations of Bushes into the secretive Skull and Bones society at Yale – a club for elite families that guarantees them a free pass to either Wall Street or high governmental positions. He goes onto describe the extremely secretive and compex CIA front Bush ran called Zapata Offshore – which according to its charter was an oil exploration and drilling company. However for some reason it seems to have been involved with the CIA overthrow of the democratically elected president of Guatemala in 1954 and other covert operations in Central America and Cuba. Zapata also had the misfortunate of having a lot of its SEC and government filings destroyed in a series of fires.
Tarpley also covers Irangate and evidence suggesting Bush himself was running Iran Contra.
There is a final chapter devoted to Bush senior’s thyroid illness and the sense of the people around him that this explains a period of years (1988 until 1991 when he underwent treatment – he was president for most of this time) when he suffered from uncontrollable rages and extreme emotional volatility.
By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, author of THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE