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State of War By James Risen

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An explosive book, filled with revelations, about the secret intelligence scandals of the Bush administration and a US national security bureaucracy run amok.

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State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration by James Risen

With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history -- a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of many of the stories on the surface. This hidden history involves domestic spying, abuses of power, and outrageous operations. It includes a CIA that became caught in a political crossfire it could not withstand, even against the wishes of the commander-in-chief. It features a president who created a sphere of deniability, in which his top aides were briefed on matters of the utmost sensitivity -- but the president was carefully kept in ignorance. STATE OF WAR reveals this hidden history for the first time, including scandals that will redefine the Bush presidency.

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"Damning and dismaying...As a national security reporter for the "New York Times," Risen has produced some of this era's best journalism on the Central Intelligence Agency and the dysfunctional relationship between the White House and the U.S. spy community.... As one of the Washington press corps' best reporters on national security issues, Risen has a record of being right.... "State of War" is a welcome reminder that American journalism has a higher purpose than shallow pandering to the lowest pop-cultural denominator. Somewhere, beyond celebrity, there are issues and ideas that matter. James Risen's book is an urgent contribution to the country's common good by a skillful and courageous reporter."-- "Los Angeles Times"

About James Risen


The author has reported on national security issues for a major US national newspaper for twenty years. In 2002 he was a member of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for post-9/11 journalism.

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GOR000979651
State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration by James Risen
James Risen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2007-04-02
256
1416526218
9781416526216
N/A
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