Russ Baker, The Muckraker

In a program called The Hidden History of the United States, author and journalist Russ Baker will discuss his new book — Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the powerful forces that put it in the White House and what their influence means for America — on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven Public Library

Mr. Baker contends that the national security establishment behind the Bushes rise continues to maintain a grip on the Obama administration.

Gore Vidal calls Family of Secrets, which comes out in paperback in October, “one of the most important books of the past 10 years.”

Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter who has written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Nation, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Baker received a 2005 Deadline Club award for his exclusive reporting on George W. Bush’s military record. He is the founder of WhoWhatWhy/the Real News Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization, operating at