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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street; 8.7.2012 edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455522740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455522743
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Mallory Factor's SHADOWBOSSES is a must read for anyone in America who pays taxes!"

---Sean Hannity, Fox News

"...Mallory Factor blows the lid off Big Labor's racket and arms you with the whole truth about the ruthless left-wing fat cats who pull the Democratic Party's strings...Get the facts. Buy this book."

---Michelle Malkin, Fox News contributor and author of Culture of Corruption

"...Government union bosses have been siphoning off our tax dollars by the billions for years. Mallory Factor exposes them...with a hard-hitting, thoroughly documented, and enlightening exposé of these shadowbosses and their Big Labor empire."

---Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky

"...SHADOWBOSSES is a must read for anyone wanting to save our nation."

---Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief, Forbes Media

"There's never been a government scandal like the one Mallory Factor uncovers in SHADOWBOSSES---it's a dark, secretive alliance between politicians and government employee unions to take down the American taxpayer..."

---Grover G. Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform

"...SHADOWBOSSES reveals what is really going on in...the corridors of power across America---it's is a must-read for every American who cares about the future of our nation."

---David A. Keene, president, National Rifle Association; chairman emeritus, American Conservative Union

"...The mainstream media is afraid to cover this story. You should be afraid not to read this book. Buy it now and give extra copies to your friends, family, neighbors, and countrymen. It is just that important."

---Richard Miniter, Forbes.com columnist, Bestselling author of Losing bin Laden and Shadow War

"I've been called the top confidence man of the last century, but the stuff I pulled is nothing in comparison to what the government employee unions have pulled on the taxpayers. In SHADOWBOSSES, find out about the greatest scam in American governmental history that is costing every taxpayer a fortune."

---Frank W. Abagnale, Author and Subject of Catch Me If You Can

"The greatest threat to limited government and individual liberty today is the threat posed by the huge government employee unions...In SHADOWBOSSES, Mallory Factor has written a compelling and alarming account of the growing power of these radical leviathans..."

---David Horowitz, author, founder of Freedom Center

"Mallory Factor's SHADOWBOSSES puts the torch to the political keg of dynamite beneath the Democratic Party. By exposing the government workers unions, Factor has ripped the lid off the greatest single scam in American political history...No more important book has ever been written for the American taxpayer."

---Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News Editor-At-Large, Bestselling Author of Primetime Propaganda

About the Author

Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel. He is a Forbes columnist, the Senior Editor of Money and Politics for The Street.com, a political commentator and a businessman. He is co-founder of The Monday Meeting, an influential group of conservative political leaders, journalists, donors, think tank heads, and grassroots leaders in New York City---the largest meeting of its type in America.

More About the Author

Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel and is a FOX News contributor. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Department of Political Science and International Studies for the 2014-15 academic year.

Mallory Factor is the editor of Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution--As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen, based on his highly successful C-Span lecture series which was broadcast from The Citadel.

Mallory is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller SHADOWBOSSES, the shocking new exposé of government employee union power in America today. SHADOWBOSSES tells a story of intrigue, drama, and corruption and reads like an organized crime novel. But it is a true story of how unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process.

Mallory is the host and co-founder of The New York Meeting (www.thenewyorkmeeting.com), a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City, the largest meeting of its type in the country. He is also the host and co-founder of The Charleston Meeting, a similar meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mallory is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as Vice-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Terrorism Financing. He has frequently testified in front of the U.S. House and the Senate on terror financing, regulation of the financial services industry and other economic issues.

Previously, he served as chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund, a free market "do" tank advocating economic growth, lower taxes and limited government, and brought the Constitutional challenge to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to the Supreme Court.

Mallory was a senior fellow at the House Republican Study Committee from 2007 to 2011, and he chaired the Economic Roundtable for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2009.

He has written widely on economic and financial issues for publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, and newspapers nationwide. He has also appeared on numerous networks and cable stations including Fox News and CNBC to discuss finance and politics.

You can learn more about Mallory Factor and read his articles at www.malloryfactor.com.

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Well written and researched.
Catjoy
Shadowbosses shows what government union chiefs really want is more coercive bargaining power over employees and more political clout.
Stan Greer
The end of the book does give us some hope and I believe it is a must read for all.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Beth Webb Hart on August 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Shadowbosses is an extremely well-crafted, painstakingly researched expose about one of the major forces shaping today's political process: Government Employee Unions. If you have ever wondered just how labor unions work and what impact they have on government employees, politicians and the everyday taxpayer, you must pick up this book. Packed with eye-opening facts, thoughtful insights, drama and unmasking, Mallory Factor has delivered a page-turner that directly effects every citizen's life. As an independent, I found Shadowbosses to be relevant, fascinating and particularly timely as we seek to lift the veil and further understand the forces that are really at work behind the scenes. This one is worth your while!
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46 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Cole on August 21, 2012
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Factor's book is a comprehensive indictment of all-too-powerful public sector unions. He provides enlightening statistics, revealing anecdotes and an insider look at one of the greatest problems facing America today. Around the nation, state governments are insolvent while public sector unions demand ever larger pensions and benefits for the workers they represent. A must read for anyone who cares how their tax dollars are spent.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Stan Greer on August 13, 2012
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This thoroughly researched and gripping account of government union abuses vividly shows that hardworking, conscientious public employees, as well as taxpayers and other citizens who depend on schools and other government services, are often victimized by Big Labor.

One especially outrageous example pertains to the Memphis sanitation workers who famously went on strike in 1968. This labor dispute is remembered today largely because Dr. Martin Luther King, a close ally of union officials despite their long history of condoning racial discrimination in employment, was assassinated while he was visiting Memphis is support of the strike. Despite the fact that the assassination was otherwise unconnected to the labor dispute, government union kingpin Jerry Wurf cynically exploited it to get the strike settled on his chosen terms.

While the Memphis strike was going on, union propaganda bemoaned garbage collectors' miserable working conditions. They had to lug leaky tubs with 40 gallons or more of trash in them through people's backyards for low pay. By 1968, technology had already been available for decades to make the santitation workers' jobs less onerous and dangerous, as well as more productive and better compensated.

But it took another 13 years, "until late 1981, for the city of Memphis and the AFSCME Local union to eliminate the back-breaking tubs with the introduction of curbside collection and wheeled garbage bins."

Obviously, improving sanitation workers' lot wasn't government union bosses' goal. Shadowbosses shows what government union chiefs really want is more coercive bargaining power over employees and more political clout.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jpatx on September 10, 2012
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Americans should wake up to the fact that even the progressive FDR said government employees should not be unionized. We the People NOT Union bosses should be in charge of our government. We have let the take over and now we need to take it back. Good information and backs up the facts with credible sources.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Osagi-San on October 28, 2012
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Need-to-know information for all voters! The SHADOWBOSS money-laundering scam with politicians needs to be known far and wide. Preferably before the election.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By ANNETTE P. WEIR on August 15, 2012
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What is that smell?? Oh! I know! It's the dirty little truths in this book that will make all the government "rats" sit up and take notice. Watch out corrupt unions, the secret is out. What do you do with rotten eggs ?? Throw them OUT. Mallory and Elizabeth Factor provides readers with provocative,disturbing facts that citizens will find dispicable and ulimately disturbing. This is a must read for Americans that value truth and accuracy.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 26, 2012
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I read this book over the course of an evening and was so delighted to finally see what has been happening to our country over the years in print. THIS IS THE BOOK THAT MUST BE MADE INTO A DOCU/MOVIE SO THE MASSES WHO DON'T READ WILL GET THE MESSAGE. SHADOWBOSSES SHOULD BE MANDATORY READING FOR EVERY STUDENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL THORUGH COLLEGE.

We the people, the taxpayers of this country need to take a stand and stop the mandatory withholding of union dues and the electronic transfer of them in to the union coffers. Let the Union Stewards try and collect the dues on a weekly basis. They would be like rooming bookies with visors and notepads tying to keep the accounting straight; weekly deficient would be astounding! I would love to see that!

Hopefully there is a big prison in the great beyond for all the tainted politicians and the Shadowbosses because none would ever be jailed here on earth.

Great book and I recommend it 100%.
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39 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly K. Baughman on August 21, 2012
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This book does an excellent job of detailing how the government unions are damaging the economy. Everyone should have to read this book before forming an opinion on unions and the economy. This is a great book - highly recommend it!
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