"Instant classic. ...If Americans read a single book about current affairs this year, (this) should be it." -- Dog Skin Report
If you ever ask yourself, "How did America get here?" then you simply must read this book. ...clear, concise. -- Buzzflash.com
One of the best books ... on American politics and parapolitics. ... Serious investigative journalist's care with sources. ... Simple, transparent style. -- Lobster magazine, Summer 2005
About the Author
Robert Parry is a 27-year veteran of Washington journalism who broke many of the stories now known as the Iran-Contra Affair for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Among his awards is the 1984 George Polk Award for National Reporting. Parry was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985. His other books including Fooling America, a look at the decline of the Washington press corps, and Lost History, an examination of the hidden history of the Cold War conflicts in Central America.