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Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 31, 2004
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"In this book, Bryce has captured the essence of Bush economics: crony capitalism and special strokes for special folks" -- Kevin Phillips, author of American Dynasty
Political conservatives likely will detest this book...those of moderate to liberal persuasions may find the author's research and arguments compelling. -- Dallas Morning News, October 9, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Bryce has gone back into the history of the Texas awl bidness and shown how, from the beginning, key players in that industry have cultivated their connections with politicians to increase their own wealth and power. Many Texas politicians, from LBJ and Sam Rayburn to Jim Wright, Tom DeLay, and a whole mess of Bushes, have been more than happy to be so cultivated, since it tends to result in floods of cash into their re-election campaigns, foundations, and presidential libraries. Though Bryce is far from the only writer shining a spotlight on Halliburton and Brown & Root these days, his work is among the best charting the complex web of ties between politics, the military, big business, and foreign policy. Combine all this incestuous intermingling with the international entanglements described in Chalmers Johnson's "...Read more ›
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i had ordered the book cronies but it arrived as paperback
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History is cyclical. Part of the reason George W. Bush was elected is based on a bad sense of history by half of the American public. Read morePublished on November 29, 2008 by Alex Hutchinson's Twisted Trails
Investigative journalist Robert Bryce looks at the past and present of corporate welfare, Texas style, in this easy to read and relevant volume. Read morePublished on September 17, 2006 by Earth that Was
Robert Bryce's previous book, Pipe Dreams, was a brilliant and rampaging indictment of corporate hubris, and that led into this book about the Texas energy industry's influence on... Read morePublished on November 26, 2005 by doomsdayer520
It has often been said that California is a bellwhether state, in that it sets trends that are followed by the rest of the US. Read morePublished on October 3, 2005 by Newton Ooi
I would like to split my rating and give 4.5 stars for research and 2 stars for the writing. Mr. Bryce has done his homework, and does a good job of tying together a number of... Read morePublished on August 22, 2005 by C. S. Williams
Simply put, this book provides the missing perspective which explains why Texans such as Lyndon Johnson, Tom DeLay, and the Bushes have a sense of entitlement to do as they please... Read morePublished on August 15, 2005 by N. pearson
This book was written to cast a cloud on the Bush family and the oil industry. It is the most obnoxious subjective book I have ever read. Sorry I bought it. Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Edward L. Bale, Jr.