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American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character Paperback – September 2, 2014
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“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
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
If you like history and are willing to entertain an outsider's slant on things, you will find American Betrayal as interesting as I did. If on the other hand, you see Roosevelt as one of America's great presidents you more than likely to be as offended as some of the books harshest critics are.
One of the books recurring charges strikes me as true. The West paid a terrible price to defeat one monster ( Hitler), only in the end to hand Eastern Europe over to another monster ( Stalin). West goes to great lengths to point out that truth and to show that anyone who has tried to suggest that the results of WW 2 were not the glorious victory for democracy that we assume it was has been largely marginalized. If nothing else, this book reminds its readers that the Roosevelt all good and McCarthy all bad view of things is a bit simplistic.
as Chaplain for the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition. When I made my initial examination of American Betrayal,
I came across a reference to Moscow Bound by John M. G. Brown, and was utterly astounded. Brown is an old friend and a true
patriot and by virtue of the reference, I sensed that the Chaplain's recommendation could not have been more appropriate.
American Betrayal not only identifies our enemies but also their supporters who smear and denigrate those who would deny
the opportunity to tell the truth and expose them. It also is indicative of our government's position and efforts, on the surface, to engage the enemy while doing little or nothing but render lip service, at best, and giving aid and comfort to the enemy at worst. A prime example is the government's referral to the recovery of America's missing servicemen (which they seldom, if ever, refer to prisoners of war)as our nation's highest national priority and as a testament thereof orders the
POW-MIA flag flown over government buildings. Nevertheless, those Americans still held prisoner were abandoned and exploited
by our government for political and economic reasons. However, as a face-saving measure to show its concerns the government
negotiates and bribes, to obtain the remains of our missing servicemen who were still alive in communist captivity long after the conflicts, from the Siberian Expedition in 1919 through Vietnam, were deemed to have ended. As Dr. Kissinger once referred to "military men 'as dumb stupid animals to be used' as pawns of foreign policy." Ms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book should be read by all Americans, especially those like myself who felt that FDR represented our Republic in a reasonable manner. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roger Slagowski
While the book has some very good facts the finale, of it self, is a betrayal, as she blames the wrong group of people for betraying America!!!Published 1 month ago by Fred
If West was going to go for historical accuracy, she should've stopped comparing the Communists to the Nazis. Aside from that, her research is very well done. Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Cue.
It seems to me a lot of information in "American Betrayal" is only available only in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. J. Heydenreich Jr.
only a true american patriot could write this book. Any body who cares about the future of this country must read it- before its too late !Published 3 months ago by robert kenyon
This book has been unfairly savaged by the establishment foreign policy academia - the usual suspect who take advantage of a foreign-policy circlefest whereby each of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephanie Hofer