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“Richard Ben-Veniste has played a critical role in exposing the most important national scandals of our time. His candid and compelling account of five of the most consequential investigations in recent history makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding.”—Senator Tom Daschle, author of Critical
“Richard Ben-Veniste is a very special lawyer. He has written a very special book. You should read it. You will be palpably richer for having done so.”—F. Lee Bailey, author of When the Husband Is the Suspect
“Super lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste has played a major role in the most interesting and challenging scandals in Washington over the last forty years.… I’ve been trying to get the real story from him for years—and here it is!”—Terry McAuliffe, author of What a Party!
“Richard Ben-Veniste is as tough and as smart as they come. In this new book he inspires us with his commitment to justice, fairness, and the truth.”—Paul Begala, author of Third Term
“Ben-Veniste punches like a heavyweight, attacking hubris and hypocrisy in a career that spans four decades of major scandals. A knockout!”—Roger Cossack, ESPN legal analyst
“Richard Ben-Veniste’s fascinating narrative highlights his pursuit of the bad guys through the legal system and his service to the American public and the Constitution.”—Daniel Schorr, National Public Radio, and author of Come to Think of It
“Richard Ben-Veniste has written a compelling book that recounts his five-decade pursuit of truth and transparency from successive American administrations.”—Valerie Plame Wilson and former U.S. ambassador Joseph C. Wilson
“Reading Richard Ben-Veniste’s book gave me a sense of eavesdropping on the history of the late twentieth century and the new millennium with all of its mendacity, nobility, and folly. Ben-Veniste is that rare attorney who can combine first-rate legal acumen with riveting storytelling.”—Eric Dezenhall, CEO of Dezenhall Resources and author of Damage Control
“Richard Ben-Veniste dismantles and exposes with rapier-like precision the mechanics of disinformation, once considered the monopoly of totalitarian societies.”—Arnaud de Borchgrave, director of the Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
“Richard Ben-Veniste has been at the center of many of Washington’'s most historic brawls. His entertaining history is told truly from inside the eye of the storm.”—Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side
“In the small world of towering giants of the legal profession who could do it all—investigate exhaustively, handle the written and spoken word at the highest levels, and prowl the courtroom with skill, cunning, and an ineluctable quest for truth…Richard Ben-Veniste is a very special lawyer. He has written a very special book. You should read it. You will be palpably richer for having done so.”—F. Lee Bailey
“Richard Ben-Veniste is one of the most distinguished lawyers in the United States. His leading roles in the Watergate, Whitewater, Abscam, and 9/11 Commission investigations showed him to be both a highly effective investigator and a guardian of civil liberties.”—Bob Woodward, author of The War Within
Richard Ben-Veniste is a partner in the international law firm Mayer Brown LLP. Among his many distinctions, he served as a member of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, as Minority Chief Counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee, as Chief of the Watergate Task Force of the Watergate Special Prosecutor’s Office, and as Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.