“Diana West masterfully reminds us of what history is for: to suggest action for the present. She paints for us the broad picture of our own long record of failing to recognize bullies and villains. She shows how American denial today reflects a pattern that held strongly in the period of the Soviet Union. She is the Michelangelo of Denial.”-- Amity Shlaes, author of Coolidge and the NYT bestseller The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Blacklisted by History
"If you haven't read Diana West's "American Betrayal" yet, you're missing out on a terrific, real-life thriller."-- Brad Thor, author of the New York Times bestsellers Black List, Full Black, and The Last Patriot.
“What Diana West has done is to dynamite her way through several miles of bedrock. On the other side of the tunnel there is a vista of a new past. Of course folks are baffled. Few people have the capacity to take this in. Her book is among the most well documented I have ever read. It is written in an unusual style viewed from the perspective of the historian—but it probably couldn’t have been done any other way.”—Lars Hedegaard, historian, editor, Dispatch International
“Her arguments shred our preconceived notions of twentieth century history.”—Jeff Minick, Smoky Mountain (NC) News
"American Betrayal is a monumental achievement. Brilliant and important."--Monica Crowley
"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."--Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College
"Enlightening. I give American Betrayal five stars only because it is not possible to give it six."--John Dietrich, formerly of the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy.
"American Betrayal is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history."--Vladimir Bukovsky and Pavel Stroilov, Breitbart News
"Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event."--Henrik Raeder Clausen, Europe News
Diana West is the author of The Death of the Grown-Up and coauthor of Shariah: The Threat to America. West’s essays have appeared in numerous publications, and her weekly newspaper column is syndicated by Universal Uclick. She is the Washington correspondent for Dispatch International.
This book is full of excellent, well researched and well footnoted information.
Diana West will challenge your assumptions about post-WWII America and how our government behaved facing Communism.
If you care about what's happening to this country today, then read this book so you can be prepared for tomorrow.
Lengthy, but engrossing examination of the Communist infiltration of the US government, from the 30s to the present. Yes, McCarthy was right. The proofs are all right here. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Judy
No adult person can fail to read this book. The astonishing Diana West lays out the extent to which the U.S. government was penetrated by communist spies and influence agents. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Leon
Harsh medicine but necessary. We must toss aside PC and learn to think as adults.
Engrossing reading . American Betrayal should be a must read by every American. Read more
Diana West proves, by clear and convincing evidence, that almost everything I learned in school and on tv about FDR, WWII, Joe McCarthy, the Blacklist and the Red Scare was not... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lucky guy
Probably one of the most decisive, insightful, well-written and important books I have ever read. Diana West is a clear thinker, a careful and dedicated researcher, a readable and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Howard Dewes
What a beautiful crashing wave over the Establishment wall of silence. I hope she never stops talking. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Peter B. Hrycenko
If you want to know what the news didn't tell you read this book.
Learn that McCarthy was a patriot.
I found this book very revealing. The influence of Russian plants in government on FDR and WWII was very scary. Even more scary was the parallels to today's government. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Moseman
This is nothing short of excellent!! If you can handle some very ugly truths that can potentially ruin everything you were taught about our (government's) role in WWII, including... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tresda