The Dark Side by Jane Mayer audiobook

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

By Jane Mayer
Read by Richard McGonagle

Random House Audio
16.80 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780739375938

In the days following September 11, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. The decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of utter chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history. The Dark Side is a riveting narrative account of how the U.S. made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists–decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, acclaimed New Yorker writer and bestselling author Jane Mayer relates specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of Washington, looking at the intelligence gained–or not–and the price paid. In all cases, whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country’s place in the world, and its sense of itself. The Dark Side chronicles one of the mostdisturbing chapters in American history, one that will serve as the lasting legacy of the George W. Bush presidency.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Winner of the 2009 Ambassador Book Award for Current Affairs

A 2008 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction

A 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for General Nonfiction

A 2009 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Finalist

A 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest

A 2008 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction, 2008

A 2008 Salon Magazine Best Book of the Year for Nonfiction

A 2008 Slate Magazine Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 Economist Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 Washington Post Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 ALA Notable Book for Nonfiction

In the days following September 11, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. The decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of utter chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history. The Dark Side is a riveting narrative account of how the U.S. made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists–decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, acclaimed New Yorker writer and bestselling author Jane Mayer relates specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of Washington, looking at the intelligence gained–or not–and the price paid. In all cases, whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country’s place in the world, and its sense of itself. The Dark Side chronicles one of the mostdisturbing chapters in American history, one that will serve as the lasting legacy of the George W. Bush presidency.

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Author Bio: Jane Mayer

Author Bio: Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of three books, including The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was named one of the New York Times’ Top 10 Books of the Year and won numerous prizes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 16.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English